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get_property() element method – Selenium Python

Last Updated : 27 Apr, 2020
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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

This article revolves around how to use get_property method in Selenium. get_property method is used to get properties of an element, such as getting text_length property of anchor tag. This method will first try to return the value of a property with the given name. If a property with that name doesn’t exist, it returns the value of the property with the same name.
name – Name of the property to retrieve.

Syntax –

element.get_property("property name")

Example –

<a href="" id="link" />Text Here</a>

To find an element one needs to use one of the locating strategies, For example,

element = driver.find_element_by_id("link")
element = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//a[@id='link']")

Also, to find multiple elements, we can use –

elements = driver.find_elements_by_id("link")

Now one can get property of this field with

text_length = element.get_property("text_length")

How to use get_property method in Selenium Python ?

Let’s use to illustrate this method in Selenium Python . Here we get href property of courses tab in navigation bar at geeksforgeeks.
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 text_length property



Terminal Output –

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