How to use selenium to check if element contains specific class attribute?

We can check if an element contains a specific class attribute value. The getAttribute() method is used to get the value of the class attribute. We need to pass class as a parameter to the getAttribute() method.

First of all we need to identify the element with help of any of the locators like id, class, name, xpath or css. Then obtain the class value of the attribute. Finally, we need to check if the class attribute contains a specific value.

Let us take an element with the below html code having class attribute. The tp-logo is the value of the class attribute.


import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

public class SpecificClassVal{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
      // identify element
      WebElement t=driver.findElement(By.xpath("//img[@class='tp-logo']"));
      // get class attribute with getAttribute()
      String clsVal = t.getAttribute("class");
      //iterate through class value
      for (String i : clsVal.split(" ")) {
         //check the class for specific value
         if (i.equals("tp-logo")) {
               System.out.println("class attribute contains: " + clsVal);
         } else {
               System.out.println("class attribute does not contain: " + clsVal);}


Updated on: 18-Sep-2020

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