RE: How to pass the WebDriver instance to other Class in Selenium/Java/TestNG?

I have Class A and Class B. Class A has the driver initialization and opening the IE browser. I am able to run the test for all the @Test define in Class A which is working fine as expected but I am not able to execute @Test of Class B as the driver instance become NULL.

I tried to use @BeforeSuite and @BeforeTest but it’s not solving my purpose as the driver instance is valid only in Class A.

Can you please suggest me the solution so that I can initialize the driver only once to use for all the remaining Class rather then only for the Class it’s initialize?

I don’t want to create object of Class A and pass it to Class B to access the method.

Thanks in advance for your input.

biresh126 Default Asked on March 24, 2015 in Selenium WebDriver.
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Hello Biresh,

Good to hear to got the solution. But it’s not a best practice to use static variable all the times. You may face issues while running parallel tests, ┬ástatic variables and methods should be called only in static methods and in many cases. I followed 2nd approach in my above answer, also it is not very best solution for me so I’m trying other ways for it. I haven’t tried the way given by Virender yet. I will have a look and give you more inputs. Meanwhile if you get any other way to handle this please let me know.

Many Thanks

Train Answered on March 25, 2015.
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