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Extended Selenium2 web testing library for Robot Framework with AngularJS support

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ExtendedSelenium2Library is web testing library for Robot Framework that uses the Selenium 2 (WebDriver) libraries from the Selenium project, to control the web browser with AngularJS support.

It leverages Selenium2Library internally to provide AngularJS synchronization support, to provide AngularJS locators support, to deliver keywords enhancement, and strive for a seamless migration from Selenium2Library.

ExtendedSelenium2Library runs tests in a real browser instance. It should work in most modern browsers and can be used with both Python and Jython interpreters.

More information about this library can be found in the Keyword Documentation.


Using pip

The recommended installation method is using pip:

pip install robotframework-extendedselenium2library

The main benefit of using pip is that it automatically installs all dependencies needed by the library. Other nice features are easy upgrading and support for un-installation:

pip install --upgrade robotframework-extendedselenium2library
pip uninstall robotframework-extendedselenium2library

Notice that using --upgrade above updates both the library and all its dependencies to the latest version. If you want, you can also install a specific version or upgrade only the Selenium tool used by the library:

pip install robotframework-extendedselenium2library==x.x.x
pip install --upgrade selenium
pip install selenium==x.xx

Proxy configuration

If you are behind a proxy, you can use --proxy command line option or set http_proxy and/or https_proxy environment variables to configure pip to use it. If you are behind an authenticating NTLM proxy, you may want to consider installing CNTML to handle communicating with it.

For more information about --proxy option and using pip with proxies in general see:

Manual installation

If you do not have network connection or cannot make proxy to work, you need to resort to manual installation. This requires installing both the library and its dependencies yourself.

gpg --keyserver --search-keys D1406DE7
  • Select the number from the list to import the public key

  • Verify the package against its PGP signature:

gpg --verify robotframework-extendedselenium2library-x.x.x.tar.gz.asc robotframework-extendedselenium2library-x.x.x.tar.gz
  • Extract each source distribution to a temporary location.

  • Go to each created directory from the command line and install each project using:

python install

If you are on Windows, and there are Windows installers available for certain projects, you can use them instead of source distributions. Just download 32bit or 64bit installer depending on your system, double-click it, and follow the instructions.

Directory Layout


Keyword documentation


Python source code


To write tests with Robot Framework and ExtendedSelenium2Library, ExtendedSelenium2Library must be imported into your Robot test suite.

*** Settings ***
Library  ExtendedSelenium2Library

See Robot Framework User Guide for more information.

More information about Robot Framework standard libraries and built-in tools can be found in the Robot Framework Documentation.

Building Keyword Documentation

The Keyword Documentation can be found online, if you need to generate the keyword documentation, run:

make doc


If you would like to contribute code to Extended Selenium2 Library project you can do so through GitHub by forking the repository and sending a pull request.

When submitting code, please make every effort to follow existing conventions and style in order to keep the code as readable as possible. Please also include appropriate test cases.

Before your code can be accepted into the project you must also sign the Extended Selenium2 Library CLA (Individual Contributor License Agreement).

That’s it! Thank you for your contribution!


Copyright (c) 2015 Richard Huang.

This library is free software, licensed under: GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL-3.0).

Documentation and other similar content are provided under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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