Playwright is distributed as a set of Maven modules. The easiest way to use it is to add one dependency to your project's
pom.xml as described below. If you're not familiar with Maven please refer to its documentation.
With the Example.java and pom.xml above, compile and execute your new program as follows:
Running it downloads the Playwright package and installs browser binaries for Chromium, Firefox and WebKit. To modify this behavior see installation parameters.
In our first script, we will navigate to
whatsmyuseragent.org and take a screenshot in WebKit.
By default, Playwright runs the browsers in headless mode. To see the browser UI, pass the
headless=false flag while launching the browser. You can also use
slowMo to slow down execution. Learn more in the debugging tools section.
Command Line Interface CLI can be used to record user interactions and generate Java code.
Playwright requires Java 8 or newer. The browser binaries for Chromium, Firefox and WebKit work across the 3 platforms (Windows, macOS, Linux):
- Windows: Works with Windows and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
- macOS: Requires 10.14 or above.
- Linux: Depending on your Linux distribution, you might need to install additional dependencies to run the browsers.
- Firefox requires Ubuntu 18.04+
- For Ubuntu 20.04, the additional dependencies are defined in our Docker image, which is based on Ubuntu.