How To Locate Element By Class Name Locator In Selenium

In the previous post we have seen “locators in Selenium“. In this post, we discuss “How To Locate Element By Class Name Locator”. Find the below links on How to find elements on a web page using different types of locators.

1. “How To Locate Element By ID Locator
2. “How To Locate Element By Name Locator
3. “How To Locate Element By Tag Name Locator
4. “How To Locate Element By Link Text/Partial Link Text Locator
5. “How To Locate Element By CSS Selector Locator
6. “How To Locate Element By XPath Locator

Coming to the actual post “How To Locate Element By Class Name Locator”.

Class Name Locator:

Class Name locator gives the element which matches the values specified in the attribute name “class”.


  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and navigate to Facebook application.
  2. Open Firebug and inspect the Email input box. Take a note of its Class. Follow the below screenshot to do so.
  3. Copy the below mentioned script and execute in your system.

Locate Element By Class Name Locator

Value to be added in the By.className method:


How to locate element by class name locator

Sumasri is a Sr. Software Test Engineer. Currently working in an MNC. She is a co-founder of Software Testing Material. She has an exclusive experience in the field of Software Testing. She writes here about Manual Testing and Automation Testing.

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