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Using Selenium WebDriver with C# in VS 2010, I compiled a document using automation and then I want to save the file on my desktop. During automation a new window is popping up to "save or open file". Is there any code available in C# Selenium to manipulate this dialog popup?

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  • The simple answer is no, but there are workarounds such as Alexey's answer below, or using different application automation frameworks to handle the prompts.
    – Sam Woods
    Oct 30, 2013 at 15:34

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Use profile setting for browsers:

firefoxProfile.setPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk","text/csv");

Browser initialize

FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile();
profile.setPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk","text/csv");
IWebDriver webDriver = new FirefoxDriver(profile);
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  • Can you give provide more detailed answer Thanks in advance
    – Reya
    Oct 28, 2013 at 21:10
  • I've added some details to my answer Oct 29, 2013 at 6:19

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