Selenium IDE was developed originally by SJason Huggins in 2004 as an internal tool at ThoughtWork .Selenium IDE is a Firefox add-on for recording, playing, editing and debugging tests. It provides a GUI for recording user actions using Firefox. It can only be used with Firefox and other browsers are not supported.
- Go to http://seleniumhq.org/download/.
- Selenium IDE Version 1.10.1 is supported on Firefox Version 19:
- After downloading, Firefox will request your permission to install the add-on. Click on the Allow button.
- Firefox will download the add-on and display the Software Installation dialog box, then Click on the Install Now button.
- 5. Firefox will install the Selenium IDE. The browser will restart after the add-on is installed.
- Launch the Selenium IDE, by clicking on Tools | Selenium IDE from the Firefox main menu.
- Base URL — This is the URL where the test will start. All open commands will be relative to the Base URL unless a full path is inserted in the open
- Speed Slider — This is the slider under the Fast Slow labels on the screen.
- — Run all the tests in the IDE.
- — Run a single test in the IDE.
- — Pause a test that is currently running.
- — Step through the test once it has paused.
- — This is the record button. It will be engaged when the test is recording.
- — This allows you to run your tests using the Selenium Core TestRunner and not Selenium IDE.
- The Selenese Command select box has a list of all the commands that are needed to create a test.
- Target textbox allows you to input the location of the elements that you want to work with.
- The Find button, once the target box is populated, can be clicked to highlight the element on the page.
- Value textbox is where you place the value that needs to change.
- The Test table will keep track of all of your commands, targets, and values.
- The area below the Value text box will show the Selenium log while the tests are running. If an item fails, then it will have an [error] entry.