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How to Install Selenium WebDriver on Windows for Java?

  • Last Updated : 17 Sep, 2021
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Selenium is an open-source tool for automating testing of web applications which is free and it supports various programming languages such as C#, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby. Selenium Webdrive is most well known or you can say famed with Java as of now. 

In this article, we will look into how to install selenium Webdriver on a Windows operating system.

Installation of Selenium WebDriver can be done in three steps :

Downloading and installing Java:

Follow the below steps to install Java on your Windows system:

Step 1: First of all, go to Oracle’s official website to download Java.



Click on JDK download

Click on JDK download

Step 2: Then download it by clicking on JDK Download and then click on the one you want to download according to your system i.e. 32  or 64-bit version.

Select version

Select version

Step 3: Then just execute the installer and Java will be downloaded to your system.

Downloading and Installing Eclipse IDE:

Follow the below steps to download and install the Eclipse IDE:

Step 1: The first step, go to the official website of Eclipse and click on the download button.

Click on "Download"

Click on “Download”

Step 2: Now, click on the “Download x86_64” button.  

Download x86_64

Download x86_64

Step 3: After downloading, while installing click on “Eclipse for Java Developers” and after that click on Install and it will look like this after installation.

Homepage of Eclipse IDE

Homepage of Eclipse IDE

Downloading and installing Selenium WebDriver for Java:

Follow the below steps to install selenium webdriver for java:

Step 1: First of all, Open your browser and go to the official selenium website using this link:



Step 2: Now download the Selenium WebDriver Java client as shown in the image.

Download Java Client

Download Java Client

Step 3: After downloading the zip file extract the file.

Step 4: Create a new java project in Eclipse IDE by clicking on “File” on the top left corner then click on the “new” button and create a new java project by clicking on “Java project” as shown in the image:

create a java project

create a java project

Step 5: Now enter the name of the Java project in the “project name” section and selecting the directory where you want to save the project files and keeping the same as shown in the image :

    

project configuration on selenium

project configuration on selenium

Step 6: Now create a java class by right-clicking on the project name -> new -> class and create a class with any name for example Demo.  Here, we created with class name “GFG”:

          5. Next, Click on your project -> Build Path -> Configure Build Path and add external JARs as shown in the pictures.

configure build path

configure build path

Java path build

Java path build

          

Step 6: Now, Go to the folder where you extracted the file Selenium you downloaded for java and Select all the jar files present in the folder named “lib”.

Step 7: Then just click on Apply and close after inserting all the jar files and you are good to go as you have successfully added Selenium jars in your project.

  

 successfully added Selenium jars in your project

 successfully added Selenium jars in your project

      

So, we have successfully configured Selenium WebDriver by Eclipse IDE. Now, we can write our test scripts in Eclipse and run them in WebDriver.

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