WebStorm supports integration with the Protractor test framework. This support includes generation of the
protractor.conf.js configuration file and starting the Selenium Server.
On this page:
- Before you start
- Installing Protractor
- Creating a Protractor run/debug configuration
- Launching tests through a run/debug configuration
Before you start
- Make sure the Node.js runtime environment is installed on your computer.
- Make sure the NodeJS plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with WebStorm and activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
- Install Protractor globally: open the built-in WebStorm Terminal (press Alt+F12 or choose on the main menu) and type
npm install -g protractorat the command line prompt.
You can also install the
jestpackage on the Node.js and NPM page of the Settings dialog box as described in Node Package Manager (npm).
- To download the necessary binaries, type
Creating a Protractor run/debug configuration
- Open the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box by doing one of the following:
- Click the Add button on the toolbar and select the Protractor configuration type.
- In the dialog box that opens, specify the Node interpreter to use, the location of the
protractorpackage, and the path to the
protractor.conf.jsconfiguration file. If you followed the standard installation, WebStorm detects all these paths and displays them in the corresponding fields. Apply the changes, if any, anf close the dialog box.
Launching tests through a run/debug configuration
- To launch the tests according to a run configuration, select the Protractor run/debug configuration from the list on the main toolbar and click the Run button to the right of the list. The Selenium Server starts automatically without any steps from your side.
- View and analyze messages from the server in the <current_run_configuration_name> tab of the Run tool window.
Last modified: 17 July 2017