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  • Last Updated : 07 Jul, 2021
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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 location method in Selenium. location method is used to get location of element in renderable canvas.
Syntax – 
 

element.location

Example – 
 

html




<input type="text" name="passwd" id="passwd-id" />

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

element = driver.find_element_by_id("passwd-id")
element = driver.find_element_by_name("passwd")
element = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//input[@id='passwd-id']")

Also, to find multiple elements, we can use – 
 

elements = driver.find_elements_by_name("passwd")

Now one can get location of this field with 
 

element.location

 

How to use location element method in Selenium Python ?

Let’s try to get location of search field in geeksforgeeks. 
Program – 
 

Python3




# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
 
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
 
# get geeksforgeeks.org
 
# get element
element = driver.find_element_by_id("gsc-i-id2")
 
# get location
element.location

Output- 
 

clear element method - Selenium Python

Terminal Output- 
 

{'x': 397, 'y': 21}

 

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