How do I launch the browser using Selenium WebDriver?

Experience Level: Junior
Tags: Quality Assurance (QA) Selenium



  • Create a new WebDriver instance for a specific browser.
  • Call Navigate() to retrieve a navigation object.
  • Then call GoToUrl(...) method and pass the URL that you want the browser to navigate to as a parameter.

 Long story short, do something like this:

using (var driver = new FirefoxDriver())
  var url = "";

If you are wondering what the "using" keyword is good for, it's a C# way to release the driver from memory once it's not needed anymore.

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