Information about web elements

What you can learn about an element.

There are a number of details you can query about a specific element.

Is Displayed

Is Enabled

This method is used to check if the connected Element is enabled or disabled on a webpage. Returns a boolean value, True if the connected element is enabled in the current browsing context else returns false.

  //navigates to url
  driver.get("https://www.google.com/");

  //returns true if element is enabled else returns false
  boolean value = driver.findElement(By.name("btnK")).isEnabled();
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get("http://www.google.com")

    # Returns true if element is enabled else returns false
value = driver.find_element(By.NAME, 'btnK').is_enabled()
  
// Navigate to Url
driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://google.com");

// Store the WebElement
IWebElement element = driver.FindElement(By.Name("btnK"));

// Prints true if element is enabled else returns false
System.Console.WriteLine(element.Enabled);
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get 'http://www.google.com/'

    # Returns true if element is enabled else returns false
ele = driver.find_element(name: 'btnK').enabled?
  
// Navigate to url
await driver.get('https://www.google.com');

// Resolves Promise and returns boolean value
let element =  await driver.findElement(By.name("btnK")).isEnabled();
  
 //navigates to url
 driver.get("https://www.google.com/")

 //returns true if element is enabled else returns false
 val attr = driver.findElement(By.name("btnK")).isEnabled()
  

Is Selected

This method determines if the referenced Element is Selected or not. This method is widely used on Check boxes, radio buttons, input elements, and option elements.

Returns a boolean value, True if referenced element is selected in the current browsing context else returns false.

 //navigates to url
 driver.get("https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/checkboxes");

 //returns true if element is checked else returns false
 boolean value = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("input[type='checkbox']:first-of-type")).isSelected();
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get("https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/checkboxes")

    # Returns true if element is checked else returns false
value = driver.find_element(By.CSS_SELECTOR, "input[type='checkbox']:first-of-type").is_selected()
  
// Navigate to Url
driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/checkboxes");

// Returns true if element ins checked else returns false
bool value = driver.FindElement(By.CssSelector("input[type='checkbox']:last-of-type")).Selected;
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get 'https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/checkboxes'

    # Returns true if element is checked else returns false
ele = driver.find_element(css: "input[type='checkbox']:last-of-type").selected?
  
// Navigate to url
await driver.get('https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/checkboxes');

// Returns true if element ins checked else returns false
let res = await driver.findElement(By.css("input[type='checkbox']:last-of-type")).isSelected();
  
 //navigates to url
 driver.get("https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/checkboxes")

 //returns true if element is checked else returns false
 val attr =  driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("input[type='checkbox']:first-of-type")).isSelected()
  

Tag Name

It is used to fetch the TagName of the referenced Element which has the focus in the current browsing context.

 //navigates to url
 driver.get("https://www.example.com");

 //returns TagName of the element
 String value = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("h1")).getTagName();
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get("https://www.example.com")

    # Returns TagName of the element
attr = driver.find_element(By.CSS_SELECTOR, "h1").tag_name
  
// Navigate to Url
driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://www.example.com");

// Returns TagName of the element
string attr = driver.FindElement(By.CssSelector("h1")).TagName;
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get 'https://www.example.com'

    # Returns TagName of the element
attr = driver.find_element(css: "h1").tag_name
  
// Navigate to URL
await driver.get('https://www.example.com');

// Returns TagName of the element
let value = await driver.findElement(By.css('h1')).getTagName();
  
 //navigates to url
 driver.get("https://www.example.com")

 //returns TagName of the element
 val attr =  driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("h1")).getTagName()
  

Size and Position

It is used to fetch the dimensions and coordinates of the referenced element.

The fetched data body contain the following details:

  • X-axis position from the top-left corner of the element
  • y-axis position from the top-left corner of the element
  • Height of the element
  • Width of the element
// Navigate to url
driver.get("https://www.example.com");

// Returns height, width, x and y coordinates referenced element
Rectangle res =  driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("h1")).getRect();

// Rectangle class provides getX,getY, getWidth, getHeight methods
System.out.println(res.getX());
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get("https://www.example.com")

    # Returns height, width, x and y coordinates referenced element
res = driver.find_element(By.CSS_SELECTOR, "h1").rect
  
// Navigate to Url
driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://example.com");

var res = driver.FindElement(By.CssSelector("h1"));
// Return x and y coordinates referenced element
System.Console.WriteLine(res.Location);
// Returns height, width
System.Console.WriteLine(res.Size);
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get 'https://www.example.com'

    # Returns height, width, x and y coordinates referenced element
res = driver.find_element(css: "h1").rect
  
// Navigate to url
await driver.get('https://www.example.com');

// Returns height, width, x and y coordinates referenced element
let element =  await driver.findElement(By.css("h1")).getRect();
  
// Navigate to url
driver.get("https://www.example.com")

// Returns height, width, x and y coordinates referenced element
val res = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("h1")).rect

// Rectangle class provides getX,getY, getWidth, getHeight methods
println(res.getX())
  

Get CSS Value

Retrieves the value of specified computed style property of an element in the current browsing context.

// Navigate to Url
driver.get("https://www.example.com");

// Retrieves the computed style property 'color' of linktext
String cssValue = driver.findElement(By.linkText("More information...")).getCssValue("color");

  
    # Navigate to Url
driver.get('https://www.example.com')

    # Retrieves the computed style property 'color' of linktext
cssValue = driver.findElement(By.LINK_TEXT, "More information...").value_of_css_property('color')

  
// Navigate to Url
driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://www.example.com");

// Retrieves the computed style property 'color' of linktext
String cssValue = driver.FindElement(By.LinkText("More information...")).GetCssValue("color");

  
    # Navigate to Url
driver.get 'https://www.example.com'

    # Retrieves the computed style property 'color' of linktext
cssValue = driver.find_element(:link_text, 'More information...').css_value('color')

  
// Navigate to Url
await driver.get('https://www.example.com');

// Retrieves the computed style property 'color' of linktext
let cssValue = await driver.findElement(By.linkText("More information...")).getCssValue('color');

    
// Navigate to Url
driver.get("https://www.example.com")

// Retrieves the computed style property 'color' of linktext
val cssValue = driver.findElement(By.linkText("More information...")).getCssValue("color")

  

Text Content

Retrieves the rendered text of the specified element.

// Navigate to url
driver.get("https://example.com");

// Retrieves the text of the element
String text = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("h1")).getText();
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get("https://www.example.com")

    # Retrieves the text of the element
text = driver.find_element(By.CSS_SELECTOR, "h1").text
  
// Navigate to url
driver.Url="https://example.com";

// Retrieves the text of the element
String text = driver.FindElement(By.CssSelector("h1")).Text;
  
    # Navigate to url
driver.get 'https://www.example.com'

    # Retrieves the text of the element
text = driver.find_element(:css, 'h1').text
  
// Navigate to URL
await driver.get('http://www.example.com');

// retrieves the text of the element
let text = await driver.findElement(By.css('h1')).getText();
    
// Navigate to URL
driver.get("https://www.example.com")

// retrieves the text of the element
val text = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("h1")).getText()
  

Attributes and Properties

Attribute

DOM Attribute

DOM Property