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How to close and open browser

Post by ashv on Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:06 pm


Once I execute selenium code/functionality, I want to close browser.
Therefore, I used "driver.close();" and its closed the browser window. (I am using chrome webdriver.)

However, I want to reopen my browser for next functional code execution. This code executes:
driver.get("website link");
But I am getting exception, "VisitURL failed because of: no such session".

Looks like "driver.close" is closing the driver too and I need to reinitialize webdriver something like "WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();".
Now, I do not want to call this webdriver initialization. My motive is just to close browser and reopen it.
Please suggest.



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Re: How to close and open browser

Post by ccox on Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:26 am

I believe that parent window is attached to the driver session.  Why do you want to close it and reopen it? What does that save you? If you are using a testing framework, you would typically create a new webdriver instance for each test. There are specific tags you can use depending on your language, such as @SetUp for C#, which will run a method at the beginning of each test.  Closing the browser and maintaining the same session seems to over complicate the test while gaining no benefit


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Re: How to close and open browser

Post by AgoBalan on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:43 pm

closing the driver or closing the browser boith are same.... close it wen all your testcases completed.. else invoke new browser before each test case..


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Re: How to close and open browser

Post by l3l00 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:53 pm

AgoBalan is right, at the end it should close browser because of your Teardown.

I personally add quits & close in some parts of some testcases in the event that the testcase really cannot continue if a specific area cannot be executed properly. Such as like a submit button.

Taken off Seleniums Docs there are two methods you can call to close the browser:

Close the current window, quitting the browser if it's the last window currently open.

Quits this driver, closing every associated window.

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