Handling Frames with Python Selenium

In this Python Selenium tutorial we want to learn about Handling Frames with Python Selenium, so Frames are also known as iframes, they are HTML elements that allows you embedding one web page inside another page. when working with browser automation using Python Selenium, it is important to understand how to handle frames to interact with elements inside them. in this tutorial we are going to talk about different techniques that we can use.



For working with the example of this tutorial you need some requirements, first you should have installed Python in your system, then we need to install Python Selenium and you can use pip for that like this.



Note: You can download the drivers from here.

Chrome: https://chromedriver.chromium.org/downloads
Edge: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/webdriver/
Firefox: https://github.com/mozilla/geckodriver/releases
Safari: https://webkit.org/blog/6900/webdriver-support-in-safari-10/




Let’s talk about different ways to handle frames.


Selenium Switching to a Frame by Index

If a web page contains multiple frames, you can switch to a specific frame using its index. The index starts from 0, and it indicates the first frame on the page.



Selenium Switching to a Frame by Name or ID

Frames can also be identified by their name or ID attribute. You can switch to a frame by specifying its name or ID.



Selenium Switching to a Frame by WebElement

If you have a reference to a WebElement that represents a frame, you can switch to that frame directly.



Python Selenium Nested Frames

If a frame is nested inside another frame, you need to switch between frames sequentially to reach the desired frame.




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