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is_displayed() 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 is_displayed method in Selenium. is_displayed method is used to check if element it visible to user or not. It returns a boolean value True or False.

Syntax –

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 check if this element is being displayed with

text_length = element.is_displayed()

How to use is_displayed element method in Selenium Python ?

Let’s use to illustrate this method in Selenium Python . Here we gcheck visibility 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")
# print value


is_displayed() element method - Selenium Python

Terminal Output –

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