find_element_by_tag_name() driver method – Selenium Python
Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provide a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. After you have installed selenium and checked out – Navigating links using get method, you might want to play more with Selenium Python. After one has opened a page using selenium such as geeksforgeeks, one might want to click some buttons automatically or fill a form automatically or any such automated task.
This article revolves around how to grab or locate elements in a webpage using locating strategies of Selenium Web Driver. More specifically, find_element(By.TAG_NAME, ) is discussed in this article. With this strategy, the first element with the given tag name will be returned. If no element has a matching tag name, a NoSuchElementException will be raised.
driver.find_element(By.TAG_NAME, "Tag name")
For instance, consider this page source:
>Site content goes here.</
Now after you have created a driver, you can grab an element using –
login_form = driver.find_element(By.TAG_NAME, 'h1')
How to use driver.find_element(By.TAG_NAME, ) method in Selenium?
Let’s try to practically implement this method and get a element instance for “https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/”. Let’s try to grab first title using its tag “h2”.
Create a file called run.py to demonstrate find_element(By.TAG_NAME) method –
Now run using –
First, it will open firefox window with geeksforgeeks, and then select the element and print it on terminal as shown below.
Browser Output –
Terminal Output –
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