How to start asp net core web api site for testing using selenium


ASP.NET is a popular programming language used for building web applications. In this article, we will explore how to start an ASP.NET Core Web API site for testing using Selenium.

Setting up the

we begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites installed:

  • Visual Studio
  • ASP.NET Core SDK
  • Selenium WebDriver

Creating a New ASP.NET Core Web API Project

To start, open Visual Studio and a new ASP.NET Core Web API project. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on “File” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “New” and then “Project”.
  3. “ASP.NET Core Web Application” from the templates.
  4. Enter a name for your project and click “Create”.
  5. Select “API” as the project and click “Create”.

Adding Selenium WebDriver

Next, we need to add Selenium WebDriver to our project. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on your project in the Solution Explorer.
  2. Select “Manage Packages”.
  3. In the “Browse” tab, search for “Selenium.WebDriver”.
  4. Select the package and click “”.

Test Code

Now, let's write some test code using Selenium WebDriver. Here's an example:

using OpenQA.Selenium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Chrome;

class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        IWebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();

        // Perform your tests here


In this example, we create a new instance of the ChromeDriver class and to a website. You can then perform your using the Selenium WebDriver API.

Running the Tests

To run the tests, simply build and run your ASP.NET Core Web API project. The test code will be executed as part of the project.


In this article, we have learned how to start an ASP.NET Core Web API site for testing using Selenium. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily set up your environment, create a new project, add Selenium WebDriver, write test code, and run the tests. Happy testing!

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