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is_selected() 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_selected method in Selenium. is_selected method is used to check if element is selected or not. It returns a boolean value True or False.It can be used to check if a checkbox or radio button is selected.

Syntax –
element.is_selected()

Example –




<a href="https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/" 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_selected()

How to use is_selected element method in Selenium Python ?

Let’s use https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ to illustrate this method in Selenium Python . Here we check if courses tab is selected in navigation bar at geeksforgeeks.
Program –




# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# get element 
element = driver.find_element_by_link_text("Courses")
  
# print value
print(element.is_selected())

Output-

is_selected() element method - Selenium Python

Terminal Output –
is_selected-element-method-Selenium-Python

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