Also, please ensure you don't have any third party Firefox PDF viewing plugins Download PDF files automatically in Firefox using Selenium WebDriver. Instead of dealing with 'Save file' dialog or in-browser PDF previewing, this tutorial will demonstrate how to download PDF files automatically in. Problem: By default, Firefox will open the online PDF in the built-in PDF C# code will create a new Firefox profile and use it with selenium.

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Sometimes in the journey of automation, it is required to download files from web application like MS Excel file, MS Word File, Zip file, PDF file. This is how you configure Firefox from within Selenium so that PDF downloads get downloaded automatically to a directory you specify (in my. Php-webdriver version: ; PHP version: ; Selenium server version: @olleharstedt If I'm not mistaken, it disables the Firefox's PDF.

A blocker! Does this mean we cannot automate the File download scenario? Firefox and Chrome will vary depending on the settings — it either directly start downloading the file by default OR displays the system pop-up. How to download a file with Selenium Webdriver depends on the browser in question. MIME types form a standard way of classifying file types on the Internet. Internet programs such as Web servers and browsers all have a list of MIME types, so that they can transfer files of the same type in the same way, no matter what operating system they are working in. A MIME type has two parts: For example,. Before downloading any file, it is required to pass the MIME type of the file to the Firefox profile.

Just like with uploading files we hit the same issue with downloading them.

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A dialog box just out of Selenium's reach. With some additional configuration when loading Selenium we can easily side-step the dialog box.


This is done by instructing the browser to download files to a specific location without being prompted. After the file is downloaded we can then perform some simple checks to make sure the file is what we expect.

Let's start off by pulling in our requisite libraries e. Our setup method is where the magic is happening in this example. In it we're creating a uniquely named temp directory and storing the absolute path of it in an instance variable that we'll use throughout this file.

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We're also configuring a browser profile object for Firefox in this case and plying it with the necessary configuration parameters to make it automatically download the file where we want. Here's a breakdown of each of them:.

In teardown we make sure to clean up the temp directory after closing the browser. Other than that, it's business as usual. EbselenCore; import com.

Setting Firefox Preferences to Save PDFs to File Directly in Selenium

FileHandler; import org. CookiePolicy; import org. HttpClient; import org.

GetMethod; import java. URL; import java.

Set; import org. WebDriver; import org.

WebElement; import org. Logger; import org.

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