I have been running into a problem with the C# selenium bindings decribed here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22322596/

where a timeout exception is thrown occasionally while running my selenium tests. The tests are all written using spec flow, and I would love to have a way to catch that exception and have the test return as Inconclusive (instead of failed) for that particular exception.

Does anyone know of a way to wrap each spec flow scenario in a try catch block? Is that possible to do? Or a way to automatically catch this exception without having to wrap each individual step definition in a try catch block?


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I found a workaround for this issue where I can check for the exception after each step using the [AfterStep] binding. This works for me, and tests that failed are now marked as inconclusive:

    public void check()
        var exception = ScenarioContext.Current.TestError;
        if (exception is WebDriverException 
            && exception.Message.Contains("The HTTP request to the remote WebDriver server for URL "))

Hopefully someone finds this helpful!

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