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current_url 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 current_url driver method in Selenium. current_url method gets current URL of the current page.

Syntax –

driver.current_url

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

diver.get("https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/")
driver.current_url

How to use current_url driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, current_url method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ and operate on driver object. Let’s get current_url,



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# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# get current url
print(driver.current_url)

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Terminal output –

current_url

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