Can we test Desktop Applications using Selenium WebDriver?

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I want to automate desktop applications using Selenium WebDriver, but I am not able to find any locators in desktop applications. How to automate desktop applications using Selenium WebDriver?
May 3, 2018 in Selenium by DareDev
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Selenium WebDriver is a web-based automation testing framework which is used to test only web based applications, using various web browsers and various operating systems. You can write test scripts in different programming languages like: Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, C#, PHP and JavaScript. In Selenium WebDriver, Mozilla Firefox is the default browser.

Advantages of Selenium WebDriver:

  • Support for 7 programming languages: JAVA, C#, PHP, Ruby, Perl, Python and .Net.
  • Supports testing on various browsers like: Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari
  • Tests can be performed on different operating systems like: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Overcomes limitations of Selenium v1 like file upload, download, pop-ups & dialogs barrier

Disadvantages of Selenium WebDriver:

  • Detailed test reports cannot be generated
  • Testing images is not possible
  • Testing Desktop application is not supported
answered May 3, 2018 by Meci Matt
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