How do I get the URL of the active tab in Firefox/IE/Chrome?

He Jibo hejibo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 16:06:40 CET 2010


Hi,
I am writing a small program, which needs to get the URL of the active
tab in either of firefox, internet exploerer or chrome.
My need is similar as the one posted at, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3631
... -ie-chrome

I did a lot of Googling, and get the following code. The following
code can get the url of the first tab in internet explorer. My
question is, how can I get the url of the current active tab? Thanks.

'''
http://efreedom.com/Question/1-2555905/ ... Bar-Python
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/arc ... 35657.aspx
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python ... 02040.html
http://code.activestate.com/recipes/302 ... lass-file/
'''
from win32com.client import Dispatch
import win32api, win32con,win32gui


SHELL = Dispatch("Shell.Application")

def get_ie(shell):
for win in shell.Windows():
# print win
if win.Name == "Windows Internet Explorer":
return win
return None

def main():
ie = get_ie(SHELL)
if ie:
print ie.LocationURL
print ie.LocationName
print ie.ReadyState
print ie
print ie.Document.title
print ie.Document.location
print ie.Document.forms

# title = win32gui.GetWindowText(ie)
# print title

else:
print "no ie window"

if __name__ == '__main__':
main()



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