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Running Web Application in Multiple Browser Simultaneously

As a web Developer we need to perform cross browser testing in different browser from Visual Studio. In common, we will run the application(pressing F5) after selecting the specific browser from the menu. To test more than one browser simultaneously, VS have an option to set “multiple browser” option. Let we discuss, how to enable multiple browser as a default browser in visual studio.

Why it’s needed?

It is difficult for the developer who working on the browser compatibility because they need to run the solution for every time with different browser. To overcome, in VS has a specific feature that will run the application in many browsers at simultaneously. This feature will be a productivity enhancer for web developers who all working on the browser compatibility.

Step:1

As below image, click the run to show the list of browsers as shown below. As default, we will able to see all added browser and with default browser as checked

Enable Multiple borwser option in visual studio

Step:2

Click on the “Browse With” option to open a new wizard as shown below. From this screen, we can choose a browser that needs run simultaneously for our application. Select required browsers by pressing the control key (for multiple selection) and click “Set as Default” button.

Enable Multiple borwser option in visual studio selection

Step: 3

Now we can see the “Multiple Browsers” item present as default in the menu. Now run the application without debugging(Ctrl+F5) mode to launch in all browser at the same time.

Enable Multiple borwser option in visual studio dotnet-helpers

Note :

If we run the application in the debugging mode (F5) then it will show popup for choosing the single browser.

Enable Multiple borwser option in visual studio after Pressing F5 dotnet-helpers

Happy Codding !!!

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