In Helpers class I have this below method

public void click(By locator){

In one of the pages used that method to click on an element as follows

public class HomePage {
    public  WebDriver driver;
    Locators locator = new Locators();
    //DriverSettings ds =new DriverSettings();
    Helpers helper; 
    public HomePage(WebDriver driver){
        helper= new Helpers(driver);
    public void clickHomeLink(){

Now in test.java class trying to click on click method is throwing a nullpointer exception which is pointing at com.functional.utilities.Helpers.click(Helpers.java:42) at com.functional.pages.HomePage.clickHomeLink(HomePage.java:31).

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class HomeJava extends BaseClass {
    private BaseClass baseobj = new BaseClass();
    public WebDriver driver;
    public void testHomePage(){
        baseobj.getDriverSettings().StartBrowser("Chrome", "https://www.javatpoint.com/");

Can you please help me with this?

  • 1
    Where have you initialise HomePage object? Jan 29 at 18:03
  • what is your baseclass ? why have you added the homepage class when you are not calling that anywhere in your homejava !
    – PDHide
    Jan 29 at 20:57

Your base class should contain a driver initialization. Something like

public void setUp() {
    WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver() // if you are using Chrome
  • Also you should mind the scope of that reference. In your example it would be only visible in scope of setUp() method
    – Alexey R.
    Jan 29 at 15:34

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