How to Run Selenium WebDriver Script in Chrome browser

Executing Selenium WebDriver Script in Chrome Browser:

Here in this post, we see how to run Selenium WebDriver Script in Chrome Browser. Moving forward, we need to have Chromedriver.exe and Selenium WebDriver.

Assuming that you have already Installed Selenium WebDriver.

If you want to install Selenium WebDriver, click on the link below to install Selenium WebDriver in few clicks.

How To Download And Install Selenium WebDriver

Each and every browser has its own Driver to execute Selenium WebDriver Scripts. Selenium WebDriver supports browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari etc.,

Here we are going to see how to run Selenium WebDriver Script in Chrome Browser.

What is ChromeDriver and What it does?

ChromeDriver is a separate executable that WebDriver uses to control Chrome. This executable starts a server on local system to run the Selenium WebDriver Test Scripts.

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Steps to run Selenium WebDriver Script in Chrome Browser 

Step 1: Download ChormeDriver.exe

Click here to download Chrome driver

Download the latest release of Chrome driver which is compatible to your test environment. Unzip the downloaded compressed file and keep it somewhere on a known location on your system.

Step 2: Executing the Test Script in Chrome Browser

Find the sample script (using Java) mentioned below to run test script in Chrome browser. Execute it to run the test in Chrome browser which will first open chrome browser and then open the appropriate URL mentioned in the script

Quick note:

To launch Chrome Browser, we have to do as mentioned below:

1. Set a system property “” to the path of executable file “Chromedriver.exe“. If you miss this, you will face an error “The path to the driver executable must be set by the system property“.

2. Instantiate a ChromeDriver class

Selenium Webdriver Script in Chrome Browser

Sumasri is a Sr. Software Test Engineer. Currently working in an MNC. She is a co-founder of Software Testing Material. She has an exclusive experience in the field of Software Testing. She writes here about Manual Testing and Automation Testing.

4 thoughts on “How to Run Selenium WebDriver Script in Chrome browser”

  1. Hi

    For selenium3.6, how will i execute script using gecko driver on chrome and IE?
    I’ve used for gecko driver for Firefox and successfully running on FF browser but coming to IE and Chrome i couldn’t able to execute using geckodriver.
    If possible can you please share the code for to execute code in IE and Chrome browser.


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