Test Edge with Chrome WebDriver

Q

How to create a test program for Microsoft Edge with Chrome WebDriver with Selenium Java API?

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A

Microsoft Edge is compatible with Chrome WebDriver, you can test Web applications with the Edge browser using the Chrome WebDriver, instead of the Edge WebDriver.

C:\fyicenter> type EdgeWithChromeDriver.java

import org.openqa.selenium.*;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.*;
public class EdgeWithChromeDriver {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
     System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver", 
        "\\fyicenter\\selenium\\edgedriver\\MicrosoftWebDriver.exe");
     WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
     driver.get("http://www.google.com");
     driver.quit();
  }
}

Note that the "webdriver.chrome.driver" system property is hardcoded to connect to the Edge browser.

Compile and run it with the Selenium Client JAR file:

C:\fyicenter> javac -classpath \
  \fyicenter\selenium\java\client-combined-3.141.59.jar \
   EdgeWithChromeDriver.java

C:\fyicenter> java -classpath \
   .;\fyicenter\selenium\java\client-combined-3.141.59.jar;\
   \fyicenter\selenium\java\libs\guava-25.0-jre.jar;\
   \fyicenter\selenium\java\libs\okhttp-3.11.0.jar;\
   \fyicenter\selenium\java\libs\okio-1.14.0.jar;\
   \fyicenter\selenium\java\libs\commons-exec-1.3.jar \
   EdgeWithChromeDriver

[13:29:47.086] - Listening on http://localhost:6947/
1:29:50 PM org.openqa.selenium.remote.ProtocolHandshake createSession
INFO: Detected dialect: OSS
[13:29:52.276] - Stopping server.

You see that the Edge browser is started and stopped correctly with no errors. This confirms that you can use Chrome WebDriver to connect to Microsoft Edge Driver.

 

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