user2472657 user2472657 - 2 months ago 15
Python Question

selecting element in python selenium

I'm trying to log onto a webpage with python selenium. I've found an element and it is enabled, but when I try to send_keys() to it I get an error. The main thing (I think) in the error output is

selenium.common.exceptions.ElementNotVisibleException: Message: Element is not currently visible and so may not be interacted with


My code is

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
import contextlib

with contextlib.closing(webdriver.Firefox()) as driver:
driver.get('http://www.etoro.com/au')
elem = driver.find_element_by_class_name('inputUsername')
print 'enabled:', elem.is_enabled()
print 'selected:', elem.is_selected()
elem.send_keys('myusername')


And the output is

enabled: True
selected: False
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "3_trying_again.py", line 10, in <module>
elem.send_keys('ianafterglow')
File "/Users/ian/miniconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webelement.py", line 303, in send_keys
self._execute(Command.SEND_KEYS_TO_ELEMENT, {'value': typing})
File "/Users/ian/miniconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webelement.py", line 385, in _execute
return self._parent.execute(command, params)
File "/Users/ian/miniconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 173, in execute
self.error_handler.check_response(response)
File "/Users/ian/miniconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/errorhandler.py", line 166, in check_response
raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)
selenium.common.exceptions.ElementNotVisibleException: Message: Element is not currently visible and so may not be interacted with
Stacktrace:
at fxdriver.preconditions.visible (file:///var/folders/5b/ym07nh6d74gcn_773ynwqkth0000gn/T/tmpN1MV8l/extensions/fxdriver@googlecode.com/components/command-processor.js:8959:12)
at DelayedCommand.prototype.checkPreconditions_ (file:///var/folders/5b/ym07nh6d74gcn_773ynwqkth0000gn/T/tmpN1MV8l/extensions/fxdriver@googlecode.com/components/command-processor.js:11618:15)
at DelayedCommand.prototype.executeInternal_/h (file:///var/folders/5b/ym07nh6d74gcn_773ynwqkth0000gn/T/tmpN1MV8l/extensions/fxdriver@googlecode.com/components/command-processor.js:11635:11)
at DelayedCommand.prototype.executeInternal_ (file:///var/folders/5b/ym07nh6d74gcn_773ynwqkth0000gn/T/tmpN1MV8l/extensions/fxdriver@googlecode.com/components/command-processor.js:11640:7)
at DelayedCommand.prototype.execute/< (file:///var/folders/5b/ym07nh6d74gcn_773ynwqkth0000gn/T/tmpN1MV8l/extensions/fxdriver@googlecode.com/components/command-processor.js:11582:5)


So, what do I need to do?

Answer

To make the username field to be visible, you need to move cursor to the login link:

....

driver.get('http://www.etoro.com/au')
action = webdriver.ActionChains(driver)
action.move_to_element(driver.find_element_by_xpath(
    './/a[@class="top-link"]/span[text()="Login"]'
))
action.perform()
# TODO Need to wait until the `inputUsername` field is visible
elem = driver.find_element_by_class_name('inputUsername')
...
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