I was trying to launch a PhantomJS browser and it works on Azure VM. (I just point the PhantomJS.exe and it works)

Then I try to launch a google web-driver and its asking me to locate the google installed location. (I dont install google chrome browser).

So is there any other web drivers like PhantomJS which I dont need to install in order to launch it?

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Yes, HTMLUnit and Rhino+Env.JS. But just like Phantom.JS I do not think they are actively developed. Suggested is to install Firefox or Chrome and use their headless mode.

You could also try https://www.cypress.io/ which ships with Chromium and Electron.

  • Cool ,Thanks @Niels.
    – ChathuD
    Aug 27, 2019 at 2:46
  • Hi @Niels I tryed HtmlUnitDriver on my .net project seems to be its not supporting .Net.And i tryed IE headless mode and it says unable to start the process.Becouse im trying to do some tricky thing which is runing a selenium script as a app-service on Azure. So i dont have access to the actual VM its hosting And thats why i cant install apps firefox or chrome browsers on it.
    – ChathuD
    Sep 2, 2019 at 4:03
  • I dont think you should try to use HtmlUnitDriver unless your application was built TDD against it. IE does not have a headless modes. Get access, or change your test infrastructure so you do control it. I think running Selenium tests as a app-service is a whole new question on its own. Which I do not have an answer for. Why dont you use hosted WebDriver service and let it run tests against your Azure application? Sep 2, 2019 at 8:11
  • hosted WebDriver service ... mmmm.This is somthing new to me.Let me try.
    – ChathuD
    Sep 3, 2019 at 5:00
  • yeah saucelabs or testingbot, but research more newer services :) Sep 3, 2019 at 5:59

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