CrossBrowser Testing: ChromeDriver Window Hangs after Test

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I have been doing some coded UI testing and running tests using Chrome (via the Selenium components). However, I noticed that when my test completed successfully, the Selenium (ChromeDriver) window stayed open and never terminated. Here’s a code snippet of my original code:

[TestMethod]
public void TestTimesheetIsDeployedChrome()
{
    BrowserWindow.CurrentBrowser = "chrome";

    var testUrl = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["TimesheetUrl"];
    Assert.IsFalse(string.IsNullOrEmpty(testUrl), "Could not find testUrl in App Settings");
    var window = BrowserWindow.Launch(testUrl);

    UIMap.Login();
    UIMap.ValidateLogonSuccess();
    // ...
    UIMap.LogOff();
    UIMap.ValidateLogoffSucceeded();

    window.Close();
}

Pretty straight forward. Except that the call to “window.Close();” closed the browser, but not the ChromeDriver command window – so the test never terminated.


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So even though the test passes, I have to manually close the command window before the test run itself terminates.


After playing around a bit, I came up with this code to kill the command window (this works for Chrome – haven’t tested it for Firefox). Just replace “window.Close()” with this code:

// kill the process so we don't lock up - for some reason window.Close() locks
window.Process.Kill();

var procs = Process.GetProcesses().Where(p => p.ProcessName.ToLower().Contains("chromedriver"));
foreach (var p in procs)
{
    p.Kill();
}

That did it nicely for me (and made my Build-Deploy-Test workflows in my lab terminate correctly).


Happy (cross-browser) testing!