Selenium WebDriver C# Full Website Screenshots With ChromeDriver and FirefoxDriver


When I take screenshots with ChromeDriver I get screens with the size of my viewport.

When I take screenshots with FirefoxDriver I get what I want, which is a full screen print of a website.

ChromeDriver is declared like this:

IWebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();

FirefoxDriver is declared like this:

IWebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

Both drivers execute identical code:

.Navigate().GoToUrl(url);//url is a string variable
ITakesScreenshot screenshotDriver = driver as ITakesScreenshot;
Screenshot screenshot = screenshotDriver.GetScreenshot();
.SaveAsFile("c:/test.png", ImageFormat.Png);

ChromeDriver’s test.png is of 1920×1099 resolution and contains only the browser viewport.

FirefoxDriver’s test.png is of 1903×16559 resolution and contains the whole page.

I know that GetScreenshot() method doesn’t return identical resolution sizes because it has slightly different implementations in IEDriver, FirefoxDriver, OperaDriver, ChromeDriver.

My questions are:

  1. Why is there such difference between ChromeDriver’s and FirefoxDriver’s .GetScreenshot() method, even tho they use an identical interface (ITakesScreenshot)?

  2. Is there a way to make ChromeDriver’s GetScreenshot() method return the whole webpage screen instead of just the viewport?

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we can’t get the entire page screenshot with ChromeDriver2, we need to go for manual implementation.I have modified a method with is available in a blog which works fine with ChromeDriver.

use this method as following :

private IWebDriver _driver = new ChromeDriver(CHROME_DRIVER_PATH);
.SaveAsFile(saveFileName, ImageFormat.Jpeg);
public Bitmap GetEntereScreenshot()
Bitmap stitchedImage = null;
long totalwidth1 = (long)((IJavaScriptExecutor)_driver).ExecuteScript("return document.body.offsetWidth");//documentElement.scrollWidth");
long totalHeight1 = (long)((IJavaScriptExecutor)_driver).ExecuteScript("return document.body.parentNode.scrollHeight");
int totalWidth = (int)totalwidth1;
int totalHeight = (int)totalHeight1;
// Get the Size of the Viewport
long viewportWidth1 = (long)((IJavaScriptExecutor)_driver).ExecuteScript("return document.body.clientWidth");//documentElement.scrollWidth");
long viewportHeight1 = (long)((IJavaScriptExecutor)_driver).ExecuteScript("return window.innerHeight");//documentElement.scrollWidth");
int viewportWidth = (int)viewportWidth1;
int viewportHeight = (int)viewportHeight1;
// Split the Screen in multiple Rectangles
List<Rectangle> rectangles = new List<Rectangle>();
// Loop until the Total Height is reached
for (int i = 0; i < totalHeight; i += viewportHeight)
int newHeight = viewportHeight;
// Fix if the Height of the Element is too big
if (i + viewportHeight > totalHeight)
= totalHeight - i;
// Loop until the Total Width is reached
for (int ii = 0; ii < totalWidth; ii += viewportWidth)
int newWidth = viewportWidth;
// Fix if the Width of the Element is too big
if (ii + viewportWidth > totalWidth)
= totalWidth - ii;
// Create and add the Rectangle
Rectangle currRect = new Rectangle(ii, i, newWidth, newHeight);
// Build the Image
= new Bitmap(totalWidth, totalHeight);
// Get all Screenshots and stitch them together
Rectangle previous = Rectangle.Empty;
foreach (var rectangle in rectangles)
// Calculate the Scrolling (if needed)
if (previous != Rectangle.Empty)
int xDiff = rectangle.Right - previous.Right;
int yDiff = rectangle.Bottom - previous.Bottom;
// Scroll
//selenium.RunScript(String.Format("window.scrollBy({0}, {1})", xDiff, yDiff));
((IJavaScriptExecutor)_driver).ExecuteScript(String.Format("window.scrollBy({0}, {1})", xDiff, yDiff));
// Take Screenshot
var screenshot = ((ITakesScreenshot)_driver).GetScreenshot();
// Build an Image out of the Screenshot
Image screenshotImage;
(MemoryStream memStream = new MemoryStream(screenshot.AsByteArray))
= Image.FromStream(memStream);
// Calculate the Source Rectangle
Rectangle sourceRectangle = new Rectangle(viewportWidth - rectangle.Width, viewportHeight - rectangle.Height, rectangle.Width, rectangle.Height);
// Copy the Image
(Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage(stitchedImage))
.DrawImage(screenshotImage, rectangle, sourceRectangle, GraphicsUnit.Pixel);
// Set the Previous Rectangle
= rectangle;
catch (Exception ex)
// handle
return stitchedImage;
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