Selenium components for Coded UI Cross Browser Testing

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Selenium components for Coded UI Cross Browser Testing

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5/19/2015
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by HB1110 | October 06 2015

by MonsoonMally | February 02 2015

Quite a useful tool, when it's fully functional.

But it seems many small changes - anywhere in the test-environment - can lead to failures.

And it's never good when you spend more time ensuring the test-environment itslef is stable, than you do testing the item you are intending to test.

by Chandrasekhar Kothamsu | January 27 2015

Every time facing issue with the Chrome latest browser. i feel Microsoft should update its cross browser dll's up to date with the Chrome version.

All our tests were blocked , no proper response from the Moderators when we put our query.

by uykryuk | November 14 2014

by BKK9 | October 21 2014

Latest browsers should be supported, this is making hard for cross browser testing.

by Mike Kaufmann | October 06 2014

Mozilla stopped working with latest update (v32.0.3)
Can you please provide an update?

by Ahsan Mumtaz | September 30 2014

I think you need you give the official support once in a quarter or at-least once in a half yearly. Last update was on January 2014. Browsers are upgrading rapidly, and I want to use the CodedUI to the cross browser test, i need some confidence that it should support on current available cross browsers.

by Srikar Garrepally | September 02 2014

complete information not provided regarding pre-requisites and after installing .msi file already chrome driver exists in the specified folder

by Jian_H | December 23 2013

by tiny apps | October 31 2013


Hi this seems to be a nice replacement for the Feature pack2 back in Vs2010 which just support Firefox 3.6 but this is great start to playback CUIT stuff against WebDrive whihc i think eliminates the burning issues open Desktop session

by Oleg Pantsjoha | May 24 2013

Great add on to Coded UI Testing framework, but unfortunately it seems there are still a lot of issues surrounding it, and lack of support is not helping. Some issue and confusion I've spotted from other users while browsing for solutions with my own issues is with simple installation of the product. Additionally, the version support for different browser is all over the place. I understand that it is also down to individual browser suppliers but i believe issue like those should be dealt prior to release of any product. Overall still a great add on, just requires attention to above issue in order to get 5 stars from users. Looking forward to next update.

by JoeH250 | April 30 2013

You really might want to point folks to a sample or two about making use of this functionality. Without some kind of working example that customers can work with, it's really not going to gain any traction.

For those curious about being able to swap between browsers at will, it turns out you need to set an environment variable in order to do that. I found some now out-of-date material at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj835758.aspx that has a bit of detail on that.

Overall, this is an improvement over being able to run only on IE, but the amount of work that is needed to do so can be time consuming. For example - if you have anything dynamic on your pages (say, part of the window title changes based on a previous action), you're not going to have a great deal of luck using this.

Also, having to code your own "WaitForAjax" solution is a big hurdle to clear.

Based on what I see so far, my team will be staying with our current Selenium WebDriver framework. We have more control over flow, control detection and selection, and dynamic content handling than CUI has.

Fantastic tool!!!

by Marc Velasco | January 10 2013

Have this working with IE, FireFox, and Chrome browsers on a product using a javascript framework. Depending on your application you might need to spend some time creating a good set of search criteria that gives good performance and reliably finds objects across browsers, in my case many of my properties were dynamic across different builds, sessions, and browser because of the javascript framework being used, but we got it working with some experimentation.

by Nathan.Grant | November 30 2012

Install wouldn't work on my Machine - claimed I didn't have Visual Studio 2012 installed but I have legit Ultimate 2012 + the update running. Had to use manual steps.

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  • Installation Error for Selenium components for cross browser testing
    2 Posts | Last post January 28, 2016
    • I have VS 2013 ultimate installed on my machine, however when i try to download the CodedUITestCrossBrowserSetup.msi and run it, it throws an error
      
      "To install Microsoft Visual Studio Cross Browser Testing Setup for Selenium Components, you must have one of the following Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2013 SKUs installed on your computer: Ultimate, Premium, Test Professional, Test Agent, Test Controller, Team Foundation Server."
      
      Any pointers to this will be greatly appreciated! thanks
      
    • Hello OMYGM,
      
      Try by installing Update 4 (Which is the SKUs mentioned in above error) in Extension followed by Nuget install & if you search in Nuget gallery after creating a CodedUI Test project you can add this plugin by downloading here / add through Nuget extension
      
      
      Let me know if you need more details to my email vijaibharath@gmail  
  • Unable To Install UI Cross Browser Testing Throwing Error
    2 Posts | Last post January 28, 2016
    • I am unable to install UI Cross Browser Testing .It throwing error .I am Using Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition.
      I am Updated the VS2012 of Update 5
      Please help me
    • Hi Gopi ,
      
      VS 2012 Professional Edition does not support above Selenium cross browser with CodedUI Automation Testing . You can even check in your Nuget Gallery & search for cross browser there will be no plug-in
      
      Either - you need to upgrade to VS 2012/2013 Ultimate / Premium followed by VS Update 4 followed by Nuget & if you search in Nuget gallery after creating a CodedUI Test project you can add this plugin by downloading here / adding through Nuget extension
      
      Or Instead - You can use wisely VS 2012 Professional for creating a Unit Test automation Project - Follow above Nuget steps - search for Selenium & Install Selenium web driver along with Selenium Web driver supported class
      
      Let me know if you need more details to my email vijaibharath@gmail  
  • Whether this extension will support the VS2015?
    2 Posts | Last post January 27, 2016
    • Hi,
      
      We know that it supports the VS2013 and VS2012, since the latest VS IDE is the VS2015 version, whether it will support the latest VS version?
    • Hi Jack ,
      
      I am also searching for same answer . The dependent base installer nuget yet to get an selenium / cross browser extension to do so
      
      But as far on my R & D , if we can manually copy & create cross browser proxy dll folders followed by selenium components manual installation it may work out 
  • VS 2015 Ultimate - Selenium Cross Browser testing
    1 Posts | Last post January 27, 2016
    • Is there any luck the cross browser - selenium components supports VS 2015 ?
      Do we have an extension in Nuget installer for cross browser testing ?
  • Abandoned
    1 Posts | Last post January 23, 2016
    • Before I invest a lot of time using this component for web testing I want to know if this extension is abandoned.  I noticed it hasn't been updated since May of last year.
      The reason I ask is because SendKeys seems to be broken using this driver with Chrome.  If you try to simulate Ctrl+A you actually get ^(a) printed in the textbox. The same SendKeys command works in IE.
  • How to extend, to support Browserstack?
    1 Posts | Last post January 11, 2016
    • Is it possible to extend the selenium components to support Browserstack?
      Is the sourcecode opensource and available?
      
      Thanks
  • Not able to execute my coded ui tests using Firefox
    2 Posts | Last post December 24, 2015
    • Hi 
      I am trying to execute Coded ui tests in firefox. I am getting Below error.
      
      I am using Windows 7, Firefox30, Selenium String named 2.43.1
      Go to web page 'https://www.example.com' using new instance of 'Firefox' browser.0:00.186
       
      An error occurred while connecting to Firefox
      Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.UITestException
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.Utility.MapAndReThrow(Exception exception)
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserService.Launch(Uri uri)
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserFactory.Launch(Uri uri)
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.BrowserWindow.LaunchPrivate(Uri uri)
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.BrowserWindow+<>c__DisplayClass3d.<Launch>b__3c()
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.CodedUITestMethodInvoker.InvokeMethod(Func`1 function, UITestControl control, Boolean firePlaybackErrorEvent, Boolean logAsAction)
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.BrowserWindow.Launch(Uri uri)
      at CodedUITestProject1.CodedUITest1.CodedUITestMethod1()
      in c:\Users\fxp8yd5\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\CodedUITestProject1\CodedUITestProject1\CodedUITest1.cs:line 32
      Test method threw exception: 
      Uri to navigate : ''https://www.example.com''
      
      
      Thanks
      Sriram
    • Hi Shiram,
      
      Did you succeed in running tests in Firefox?
      I am facing the same issue.Have latest version of Selenium components. Tried with latest version Firefox and with older one (33.0)...
      
      Thanks Olena
  • Unable to launch test using Firefox.
    8 Posts | Last post December 17, 2015
    • I can successfully run my test using IE and Chrome, however it fails to open the browser for Firefox.
      I'm using Firefox 23.0.1, and I also downloaded the latest Selenium components(Sept 4th). When I run my tests, I don't have any browsers opened. I went ahead and manually re-installed the selenium components but to no avail. I have also rerecorded the step but nothing.
      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
      
      This is the error I get:
      Go to web page 'http://www.google.com/' using new instance of 'firefox' browser.
      Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
      System.NullReferenceException
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowserProxy.ProxyFirefoxDriver+<>c__DisplayClass54.<.ctor>b__52()
      
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowserProxy.FuncInvoker.InvokeMethod(Func`1 function)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowserProxy.ProxyFirefoxDriver..ctor(ProxyFirefoxProfile profile)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.BrowserServices.FirefoxBrowserService.InitializeWebDriver(String[] args)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserService.<.cctor>b__1(String[] args)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserService.Launch(Uri uri)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserFactory.Launch(Uri uri)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.BrowserWindow.LaunchPrivate(Uri uri)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.BrowserWindow+<>c__DisplayClass3d.<Launch>b__3c()
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.CodedUITestMethodInvoker.InvokeMethod(Func`1 function, UITestControl control, Boolean firePlaybackErrorEvent, Boolean logAsAction)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.BrowserWindow.Launch(Uri uri)
    • Ypoly,
      
      May I know on what VS update you are on and on what OS you are running these tests. 
      
      Also, you said you've installed sept 4th (PDT??) MSI. Latest selenium components are updated on sept 3rd eve(PDT). Not sure if you picked older or new components. I recommend you to download & install above cross browser plugin again & try the scenario once more.
    • And Ypoly,
      
      Sometimes firefox process is not entirely killed even after we close all firefox instances. Plese ensure that there are no 'firefox' process running (from task manager)before you start the test.
    • S Pavan, 
      
      I have VS Version 11.0.60610.01 Update 3. I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise (64 bit.) I actually updated it on Sept 11th, to the latest MSI.  I re-installed it on September 13th per your suggestion but it still does not work.  I made sure all firefox instances were closed by looking at the task manager as well.  Any other suggestions? Thanks again for your advice.
    • Hi ypoly,
      We are not able to repro this issue. Our environment was Win7 SP1, VS2012 ultimate Update 3. Firefox 23.0.1.
      Do you have a firefox profile setup? Please verify if there is a "FireFoxProfileDirectory" environment variable. If so can you please try deleting it and running the test. 
      Also, is this something that is reproing on other environments as well?
      Pls see if you can share the machine in which you are hitting the issue.
      
      S Pavan
    • Hi S Pavan,
      I wasn't able to see an environment variable within the FF Profile.  But I went ahead and deleted the profile and began a new. Unfortunately, it did not make a difference. I'm able to share my machine, just let me know when its the best time for you.
    • ypoly,
      
      Please reach me at psonty@microsoft.com. We can discuss further details in the mail thread.
      
    • Hi,
      
      I am having the same issue.
      Downloaded latest version of Selenium components (http://selenium-release.storage.googleapis.com/2.48/selenium-dotnet-strongnamed-2.48.2.zip and http://chromedriver.storage.googleapis.com/2.20/chromedriver_win32.zip)
      
      Running tests works fine in Chrome. When current browser is set to firefox test execution fails few seconds after start with the same error message
      
      Test Name:	"__"
      Test FullName:	"  "
      Test Source:	"  "
      Test Outcome:	Failed
      Test Duration:	0:00:00,6076162
      
      Result Message:	Initialization method Tests.TestClasses.FieldChooser.MyTestInitialize threw exception. System.NullReferenceException: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object..
      Result StackTrace:	
      at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowserProxy.ProxyFirefoxDriver.<>c__DisplayClass54.<.ctor>b__52()
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowserProxy.FuncInvoker.InvokeMethod[T](Func`1 function)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowserProxy.ProxyFirefoxDriver..ctor(ProxyFirefoxProfile profile)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.BrowserServices.FirefoxBrowserService.InitializeWebDriver(String[] args)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserService.InitializeCrossBrowserService(String[] args)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserService..ctor()
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.BrowserServices.FirefoxBrowserService..ctor(String[] args)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserService.<.cctor>b__1(String[] args)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.CrossBrowser.CrossBrowserService.L
      
      
      I have tried with the latest version of Firefox and with an old one (24.0). It makes no difference.
      
      Anyone had recently this problem?
      Thanks
  • Firefox and Chrome Issue
    5 Posts | Last post December 17, 2015
    • Hi,
      
      I am trying to run a test with Selenium 2.45 components on Firefox(FF) 38 and Chrome 43. I am having the below issue for authentication popup
      Result Message:	The HTTP request to the remote WebDriver server for URL http://localhost:23339/session/233291d13ffebd9e760d8b56a6d8acd4/window_handle timed out after 60 seconds.
      
      I have tried with 180 sec of delay by loading new FF profiles but have same issue.
      
      Can someone please help on issue?
      
      I am not able to run my scripts on these browsers. They are working fine in IE.
    • Hi,
      
      I have the same problem. Did you find an answer?
      
      Regards.
    • Hi, 
      Is the issue resolved, Even i am having the same issue
      
      Regards
    • Hi,
      
      Its been a bit of a problem running coded ui tests with the latest versions of chrome/firefox browsers.
      
      Just wanted to check if anyone got their coded UI tests successfully running on latest version of the chrome and firefox. If so which combination of:
      1. Chrome/Firefox browser.
      2. Selenium dotnet.
      3. chrome driver.
      
      Appreciate any response on this.
    • Hi guys,
      
      I managed to execute my tests in GC (latest version).
      Running tests in Firefox brings no success so far. The Firefox browser does not start at all. Tried with later version and with version 24.0 (since I saw few posts on internet regarding cross browser playback not supporting later versions after 24.0).
      
      Anyone tips why is Firefox different from Chrome?
      
      Kind regards,
      Olena
  • Firefox Version 42 not supported?
    2 Posts | Last post December 17, 2015
    • Hello!
      I have installed the Selenium components package, integrated the DLLs as references to my CUIT-project (Visual Studio 13) and recorded a CUIT.
      When i replay the CUIT with different browsers (per BrowserWindow.CurrentBrowser) it works with IE and Chrome, but not with Firefox.
      Is it possible, that the Selenium components don't support Firefox v42?
      Thanks in advance!
    • Hi Patrick,
      
      I have got the same problem. Have you solved it yet?
      
      Kind regards,
      Olena
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