Installing the IDE

Domains: Selenium


The Selenium-IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is the tool you use to develop your Selenium test cases. It’s an easy-to-use Chrome and Firefox extension and is generally the most efficient way to develop test cases. It records the users actions in the browser for you, using existing Selenium commands, with parameters defined by the context of that element. This is not only a time-saver, but also an excellent way of learning Selenium script syntax.

This chapter is all about the Selenium IDE and how to use it effectively.

Installing the IDE

Download the IDE using Chrome or Firefox

Click on Add to Chrome or Add to Firefox. After Installation a button will appear on the right hand side of the address bar.

Opening the IDE

To run the Selenium IDE, simply click the button to the right of the address bar. It opens as follows with an empty script-editing window and buttons to open a project or save one.

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