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Extension Step selectWebClient


Selects the WebClient to navigate with, creating it if none exists with this name. Useful when a test sequence requires actions to be performed by different users (e.g. an admin and an normal user). If used with nested steps, the previously selected WebClient is selected again when the execution of the nested tests ends.


Required? yes
The name of the WebClient to select (will be created if it doesn't yet exist). 'default' designates the WebClient available at test startup. This name has nothing to do with the simulated browser and just serve for organisation within the test like 'administrator' or 'normal user'
Required? no
The description of this test step.

Nested Parameters

Required? yes
A webtest step.


Latest build: development
Posted: 19-Jul-2016 17:36

WebTest 3.0 released, featuring upgrades to Java 5, Groovy 1.6, and HtmlUnit 2.4.
The release includes support for maven integration, IDE-integration like for unit tests, capturing of background JavaScript errors, new steps for mouseOver and mouseOut events, better parallel execution of tests and - as usual - lots of handling improvements.
Posted: 5 March 2009

WebTest @ JavaOne
Dierk König presented "Functional testing of web applications: scaling with Java" on Wed May 7, 13:30 at JavaOne 2008 in the Tools and Scripting Languages track.
Posted: 8 May 2008

New WebTest screencast available:
Data Driven WebTest
Posted: 13 November 2007

First WebTest screencast available:
Creating a first Webtest Project

Extend WebTest with Groovy! Groovy in Action is available in every good bookstore.
Groovy in Action
Posted: 29 January 2007