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find_elements_by_class_name() driver method – Selenium Python

  • Last Updated : 23 Nov, 2021

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 the 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_elements_by_class_name() is discussed in this article. This method returns a list with the type of elements specified. 
To grab a single first element, checkout – find_element_by_class_name() driver method – Selenium Python
Syntax – 
 

driver.find_elements_by_class_name("class-name")

Example – 
For instance, consider this page source: 
 

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Now after you have created a driver, you can grab an element using – 
 

login_form = driver.find_elements_by_class_name('form-control')

How to use driver.find_elements_by_class_name() method in Selenium?

Let’s try to practically implement this method and get an element instance for “https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/”. Let’s try to grab search form input using its class “GSC-input” 
Create a file called run.py to demonstrate find_elements_by_class_name method – 
 

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# Python program to demonstrate
# selenium
 
# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
 
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
 
# enter keyword to search
keyword = "geeksforgeeks"
 
# get geeksforgeeks.org
 
# get elements
elements = driver.find_elements_by_class_name("gsc-input")
 
# print complete elements list
print(element)

Now run using – 
 

Python run.py

First, it will open the firefox window with geeksforgeeks, and then select the element and print it on the terminal as shown below. 
Browser Output – 
 

find_element-driver-method-Selenium-Python

Terminal Output – 
 

elements-list-driver-methods-Selenium-Python

 

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