Invoking supported Web Browsers via Silk4Net

Invoking supported Web Browsers via Silk4Net

To invoke a supported Web Browser via Silk4Net, the baseState class can used. As this class provides the method "BrowserType" for specifying the desired browser that must be started from the test method in question, for example the following function will start a browser based on the “BrowserType” passed into it:


Public Function StartBrowser(browseType As BrowserType) As BrowserApplication
       Dim baseState As New BrowserBaseState()
       baseState.BrowserType = browseType        
       Return baseState.Execute()
End Function


In the subsequent TestMethod we can then pass in the browser type of a supported browser such as “Internet Explorer” or “FireFox”


Public Sub TestAllBrowsers()
       Dim iE As BrowserApplication = StartBrowser(BrowserType.InternetExplorer)
       Dim fireFox As BrowserApplication = StartBrowser(BrowserType.Firefox)

End Sub

This is done by passing the browserType to the sub routine (TestBrowser) which then executes the Silk4NET calls:


Private Sub TestBrowser(browserApp As BrowserApplication)
       With browserApp
              With .BrowserWindow()
                     .DomButton("//INPUT[@name='bSubmit']").Click(MouseButton.Left, New Point(56, 13))
                     .DomTextField("//INPUT[@name='QTY_SHORTS']").Click(MouseButton.Left, New Point(36, 15))
                     .DomButton("//INPUT[@name='bSubmit']").Click(MouseButton.Left, New Point(43, 0))
                     .DomButton("//INPUT[@name='bSubmit']").Click(MouseButton.Left, New Point(79, 16))
             End With
      End With
End Sub


The following is an example Silk4NET Class created in VB.NET which demonstrates how to execute a test by inoking multiple browsers.


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