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Standalone Mode

You can also use the service without the WDIO testrunner, e.g. in a normal Node.js script.

The startElectron method accepts ElectronServiceOptions, creates a new WDIO session using your configuration and returns the WebdriverIO browser object:

import { startElectron } from 'wdio-electron-service';

const browser = await startElectron({
appBinaryPath: '/path/to/binary',
appArgs: ['foo', 'bar=baz'],

const appName = await browser.electron.execute((electron) =>;

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