Scrolling to element using webdriver

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I am still learning and in response to one of my questions:

WebElement element = driver.findElement("my-id"));
Actions actions = new Actions(driver);

When I try to use the above to scroll to the element: It says WebElement not defined.

I think this is because I have not imported the relevant module. Can someone point out what I am supposed to import?

Edit: As pointed out by alecxe, this was java code.

But in the meantime right after trying to figure it out for some time. I have found out the import method for WebElement:

from selenium.webdriver.remote.webelement import WebElement

Might help someone like me.

The how of it is also a good lesson, IMO:

Dec 3, 2020 in Selenium by Rajiv
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You are trying to run Java code with Python. In Python/Selenium, the org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions are reflected in ActionChains class:

from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains

element = driver.find_element_by_id("my-id")

actions = ActionChains(driver)

Or, you can also "scroll into view" via scrollIntoView():

driver.execute_script("arguments[0].scrollIntoView();", element)
answered Dec 3, 2020 by Gitika
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