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Selenium Java overview

This SDK allows you to work with Applitools Eyes using Selenium Java.

For information about installing and configuring this SDK, see Testing web apps in Java using Selenium WebDriver and JUnit on the Applitools Tutorial site.

Getting started

To get started with this SDK, you need to set the following:

Entering the Applitools API key

To authenticate via the Applitools server and run tests, you need to set the environment variable APPLITOOLS_API_KEY to the API key provided from Applitools Eyes. For details how to retrieve your API key, see the Applitools documentation.

Entering the API Key on Linux or a Mac

export APPLITOOLS_API_KEY=<API_key>

Entering the API Key on Windows

set APPLITOOLS_API_KEY=<API_key>

Eyes server URL

If the Eyes server is not deployed in https://eyes.applitools.com, you need to set the Server URL in the environment variable APPLITOOLS_SERVER_URL before running tests.

The server URL of your Applitools Eyes dashboard is in the format https://<MY_COMPANY>.applitools.com

Entering the server URL on Linux or a Mac

export APPLITOOLS_SERVER_URL=<YOUR_SERVER_URL>

Entering the server URL on Windows

set APPLITOOLS_SERVER_URL=<YOUR_SERVER_URL>

A test in Applitools Eyes always starts with a eyes.open call and ends with eyes.close. The steps in the test are calls to eyes.check between eyes.open and eyes.close calls.

A test is structured as following:

eyes.open
[step 1]
[step 2]
...
eyes.close

Runner

This SDK uses the following Runner classes:

ClassicRunner class

An object of this class is used to manage multiple Eyes sessions when working without the Ultrafast Grid

For a details of arguments, see ClassicRunner class.

Constructor

To define the class:

EyesRunner runner = new ClassicRunner();

GetAllTestResults

This command returns an object with the Eyes test results from a given test or test file. This command should be called after all Eyes tests have been completed.

TestResultsSummary allTestResults = runner.getAllTestResults();
System.out.println(allTestResults);

VisualGrid runner

An object of this class is used to manage multiple Eyes sessions when working with the Ultrafast Grid.

For details of arguments, see VisualGridRunner class.

Constructor

To define the class:

EyesRunner runner = new VisualGridRunner(new RunnerOptions().testConcurrency(5));

GetAllTestResults

This command returns an object with the results from a test or test file. This command should be called after all Eyes tests have been completed.

Example

TestResultsSummary allTestResults = runner.getAllTestResults();
System.out.println(allTestResults);

Eyes class

Eyes Class enables visual testing with Applitools Eyes.

Constructor

To define the class:

Eyes eyes = new Eyes(runner);

eyes.open

This method creates an Eyes test. This will start a session with the Applitools server.

eyes.open(driver, "app name", "test name", new RectangleSize(width, height))

Where:

  • driver - Your web driver
  • "app name" - The application name, this may be any string. You can set the application name for all tests using the Configuration.setAppName. If the app name is set in Configuration.setAppName, set this parameter to null.
  • "test name" - The name of the test. This name must be unique within the scope of the application name. It may be any string.
  • new RectangleSize(width, height)) (Optional) - Defines the viewport size of the browser that will be set before the start of the test. If this parameter is not provided, the viewport size will be based on the current browser window size.

eyes.check

This command generate a screenshot of the current page and adds it to the Eyes test.

eyes.check(Target.window())

For details of eyes.check arguments, see SeleniumCheckSettings class.

eyes.close

This command closes the Eyes test and checks that all screenshots are valid. It is important to call this command at the end of each test, symmetrically to eyes.open.

eyes.close receives no arguments.

eyes.closeAsync();

Other Significant classes

When working with this SDK, you should be familiar with the following classes:

  • BatchInfo class - Call the Configuration.setBatch method with an object of this class to configure the batch for one or more test.

  • Configuration class - Used to create a configuration object that is used to configure an Eyes object by passing it to the Eyes.setConfiguration method.