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create_web_element driver method – Selenium Python

  • Last Updated : 15 May, 2020

Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. To open a webpage using Selenium Python, checkout – Navigating links using get method – Selenium Python. Just being able to go to places isn’t terribly useful. What we’d really like to do is to interact with the pages, or, more specifically, the HTML elements within a page. There are multiple strategies to find an element using Selenium, checkout – Locating Strategies. Selenium WebDriver offers various useful methods to control the session, or in other words, browser. For example, adding a cookie, pressing back button, navigating among tabs, etc.

This article revolves around create_web_element driver method in Selenium. create_web_element method is used to create a web element with the specified element_id. One can store an element’s id and can create a web element much faster later when required

Syntax –


Example –
Now one can use create_web_element method as a driver method as below –

element_clone = driver.create_web_element(id)

How to use create_web_element driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, create_web_element method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit and operate on driver object.

Program –

# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# get
# get element 
element = driver.find_element_by_link_text("Courses")
# get id of element
id = element._id
# create another element
element_clone = driver.create_web_element(id)

Output –
New element clone is created from saved id as verified below –

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