Screenshot of Failed Test Cases in Selenium WebDriver


In the previous tutorials, I have explained how we can take screenshots in Selenium using FileUtils or FileHandler. In this tutorial, I will explain how to capture screenshots of Failed Test Cases in Selenium.

We are going to use TestNG to capture screenshot of failed test cases.

We will be using below mentioned features of TestNG

1) ITestResult – This  Interface will provide us the result of test case execution. @AfterMethod method can declare a parameter of type ITestResult, which will reflect the result of the test method that was just run.

2) @AfterMethod – The annotated method will be run after each test method. Any @AfterMethod can declare a parameter of type java.lang.reflect.Method. This parameter will receive the test method that will be called once this after the method as run.

3) result.getName() – will return name of test case so that screenshot name will be same as test case name

4) @BeforeTest – The annotated method will be run before any test method belonging to the classes inside the tag is run.

5) @AfterTest – The annotated method will be run after all the test methods belonging to the classes inside the tag have run.

We are executing 2 test cases. One of the Test Case will pass and another will fail. This program will only capture the screenshot of failed test case, not the passed one as we have used condition

if (ITestResult.FAILURE == result.getStatus())

Let see this as a program. 

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.OutputType;
import org.openqa.selenium.TakesScreenshot;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.ITestResult;
import org.testng.annotations.AfterMethod;
import org.testng.annotations.AfterTest;
import org.testng.annotations.BeforeTest;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;
public class ScreenshotFailedCases {
    static WebDriver driver;
    public static void init() {
        System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver", "src\\test\\resources\\webdrivers\\window\\geckodriver.exe");
        // Initiate Firefox browser
        driver = new FirefoxDriver();
        // Maximize the browser
        // Pass application url
    public void captureCorrectScreenMethod() throws Exception {
        String Text = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//*[@id='logo_homepage_link']")).getText();
        // Verify the text on the landing page
        Assert.assertTrue(Text.contains("About DuckDuckGo"));
    public void captureIncorrectScreenMethod() throws Exception {
		// Fail test by using incorrect XPath to find the search box
    public static void exit() {
		// Close the WebPage
    // AfterMethod annotation - This method executes after every test execution
    public void screenShot(ITestResult result) {
        // ITestResult.FAILURE is equals to result.getStatus then it enter into
        // if condition
	if (ITestResult.FAILURE == result.getStatus()) {
            try {
		         // To create reference of TakesScreenshot
                 TakesScreenshot screenshot = (TakesScreenshot) driver;
                 // Call method to capture screenshot
                 File src = screenshot.getScreenshotAs(OutputType.FILE);
                 // Copy files to specific location result.getName() will 
                 // return  name of test case so that screenshot name will be same as test case name
		   FileUtils.copyFile(src, new File("./Screenshots/" + result.getName() + System.currentTimeMillis() + ".png"));
                    System.out.println("Successfully captured a screenshot");
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    System.out.println("Exception while taking screenshot " + e.getMessage());

A folder with name Screenshots is created and the screenshot is placed in that folder as you can see the image below

Execution Status as shown below

TestNG Report – Go to test-output folder and open emailable-report.html


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