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parent element method – Selenium Python
  • Last Updated : 30 Apr, 2020

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 parent method in Selenium. parent method is used to get internal reference to the WebDriver instance this element was found from.

Syntax –
element.parent

Example –




<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 parent of this element with –

element.parent

How to use parent element method in Selenium Python ?

Let’s try to get element and its parent method on geeksforgeeksusing parent method.
Program –




# 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 parent
print(element.parent)

Output-

clear element method - Selenium Python

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

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