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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Setting up selenium with .NET Framework

Prequisites -

1. Visual Studio Team System - VSTS (preferably 2005)
2. Selenium .NET Client Driver
On unzipping the package one folder dotnet will be found.)
3. NUnit (2.4.7){ > download

Steps -
1. Launch VSTS > File > New > Project.
2. Select Visual C# > Test > Test Project > Click Ok
3. This will open AuthorisingTest.txt and UnitTest1.cs files.
4. Click on UnitTest1.cs file and replace the existing code with following -

This is a simple test over google where Search is performed over
"Selenium OpenQA" string and search results are verified.

5. On the RHS under Solution Explorer right click on References > Add
References > Browser to the dotnet directory which was 2nd prerequisite. Select
following dll files - nmock.dll, nunit.core.dll, nunit.framework.dll,
ThoughtWorks.Selenium.Core.dll, ThoughtWorks.Selenium.IntegrationTests.dll,
ThoughtWorks.Selenium.UnitTests.dll and click on Ok button

6. Under Build menu click on Build Solution > If compilation goes fine then you
should see this message -

Compile complete -- 0 errors, 0 warnings
TestProject1 -> D:\Test\TestProject1\TestProject1\bin\Debug\TestProject1.dll
========== Build: 1 succeeded or up-to-date, 0 failed, 0 skipped ==========

Hence this will create a dll - TestProject1.dll where TestProject1 is the name
of the project given during step 1

7. Launch NUnit as Start > Programs > NUnit 2.4.7 > Click on File > Open
8. Browser to the TestProject1.dll which was created in step 6 and click on
Open button.
9. Before running the Tests we need  start selenium server. Launch command
prompt and browse to the director where selenium-server folder is installed.
For me it is under C drive -

C:\Program Files\Selenium and other
ava -Dhttp.proxyHost= -Dhttp.proxyPort=80 -jar selenium-server.jar

This should get the selenium server running with following info -

The selenium server will execute in proxyInjection mode.
Jul 22, 2008 4:43:26 PM org.mortbay.http.HttpServer doStart
INFO: Version Jetty/0.9.0
Jul 22, 2008 4:43:26 PM org.mortbay.util.Container start
INFO: Started HttpContext[/,/]
Jul 22, 2008 4:43:26 PM org.mortbay.util.Container start
INFO: Started HttpContext[/selenium-server,/selenium-server]
Jul 22, 2008 4:43:26 PM org.mortbay.util.Container start
INFO: Started HttpContext[/selenium-server/driver,/selenium-server/driver]
Jul 22, 2008 4:43:26 PM org.mortbay.http.SocketListener start
INFO: Started SocketListener on
Jul 22, 2008 4:43:26 PM org.mortbay.util.Container start
INFO: Started org.mortbay.jetty.Server@a62fc3

Notice: I had to explicitly declare our n/w proxy as google is out side Iteamic
n/w and to be able to access we should go through n/w proxy.

10. Now click on Run button on NUnit window and enjoy the tests being launched
in IE :-)

To Summerize -

Build the Project in VSTS.
Run Selenium Server.
Take the dll file generated after building the project file and click on Run

In absense  of VSTS same can be achieved Visual Studio 2005 as
well. Follow these steps instead of one described in Description below. -

1. Launch MS Visual Studio 2005 > File > New > Project
2. Select Visual C# > Class Library > Name your project > Click OK
3. A Class (.cs) is already created. Rename it as appropriate

This should get you going.
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