Setting Up Selenium in Eclipse for Automated Testing



In the world of software testing, automated testing is a crucial component for ensuring the quality and reliability of your applications. One popular tool for automated testing of web applications is Selenium. To harness the power of Selenium, you’ll need to set up your development environment. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up Selenium in Eclipse, a widely-used integrated development environment (IDE) for Java.


Before we get started, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Java Development Kit (JDK): Ensure you have the Java Development Kit installed on your system. You can download it from the Oracle website or use an open-source version like OpenJDK.

Step 1: Install Eclipse:

  1. Go to the Eclipse download page at
  2. Download the “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers” version.
  3. Extract the downloaded Eclipse archive to a location on your computer.
  4. Launch Eclipse by running the “eclipse” executable in the Eclipse folder.

Step 2: Create a New Java Project:

  1. Open Eclipse.
  2. Click on “File” > “New” > “Java Project.”
  3. Enter a project name and click “Finish.”

Step 3: Configure Selenium WebDriver:

  1. Download the Selenium WebDriver JAR files from the Selenium website at Download the “Selenium Client & WebDriver Language Bindings” for Java.
  2. In Eclipse, right-click on your Java project in the “Project Explorer” on the left, and select “Properties.”
  3. In the project properties, select “Java Build Path” from the left.
  4. Click on the “Libraries” tab, then click the “Classpath” button.
  5. Click the “Add External JARs” button and select the Selenium WebDriver JAR files.
  6. Click “Open.”
  7. Click “Apply and Close” to add the Selenium JARs to your project.

Step 4: Create a Selenium Test Class:

  1. In Eclipse, right-click on your project in the “Project Explorer” and select “New” > “Class.”
  2. Name your test class and check the “public static void main(String[] args)” checkbox.
  3. Click “Finish.”

Step 5: Write a Selenium Test:

You can start writing your Selenium test inside the class you just created. Here’s an example of a simple Selenium script that opens a browser, navigates to a website, and interacts with it.

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Step 6: Run Your Selenium Test:

  1. Save your Java class.
  2. Right-click on your Java class in Eclipse and select “Run As” > “Java Application.”
  3. Eclipse will execute your Selenium test, and you should see a Chrome browser window open and interact with the website as defined in your script.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up Selenium in Eclipse and created a basic Selenium test. You can expand and enhance your test by adding more actions and assertions as needed. Happy automated testing!

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