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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10 Answers

Define static webdriver in base classs and extend base class in other class.

class Base

{  public static Webdriver driver;

public Webdriver getDriver()

{return driver;




public class b extends a

{public webdriver driver=getdriver();


Train Answered on March 28, 2017.

Hey super,

I was struggling with this issue. Tried/got lot of opinion from various people, but no go.

Just made the webdriver as static as you advised. And it started working 🙂

on July 11, 2017.
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