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🎭 Playwright for Rust

crates.io docs.rs MIT OR Apache-2.0

Playwright is a rust library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit built on top of Node.js library.


playwright = "0.0.13"


use playwright::Playwright;

async fn main() -> Result<(), playwright::Error> {
    let playwright = Playwright::initialize().await?;
    playwright.prepare()?; // Install browsers
    let chromium = playwright.chromium();
    let browser = chromium.launcher().headless(true).launch().await?;
    let context = browser.context_builder().build().await?;
    let page = context.new_page().await?;

    // Exec in browser and Deserialize with serde
    let s: String = page.eval("() => location.href").await?;
    assert_eq!(s, "https://example.com/");

Async runtimes

These runtimes have passed tests. You can disable tokio, the default feature, and then choose another.


Functions do not have default arguments in rust. Functions with two or more optional arguments are now passed with the builder pattern.

Playwright Driver

Playwright is designed as a server-client. All playwright client dependent on the driver: zip of core js library and Node.js. Application uses this library will be bundled the driver into rust binary at build time. There is an overhead of unzipping on the first run.


playwright-rust redistributes Playwright licensed under the Apache 2.0.
Playwright has NOTICE:
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation

This software contains code derived from the Puppeteer project (https://github.com/puppeteer/puppeteer),
available under the Apache 2.0 license (https://github.com/puppeteer/puppeteer/blob/master/LICENSE).

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