Applies to TestComplete 12.20, last modified on January 17, 2017

TestComplete supports testing of various Web controls. The sections below describe how you can test these controls in detail.

About Web Control Support

TestComplete can access web page elements displayed in the Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, or Chrome browser, or in the WebBrowser or Chromium Embedded Framework controls integrated into the tested application. That is, you can access every P, DIV, IMG, INPUT and many other tags and their properties. As for web pages displayed in other browsers (for instance, in Konqueror or in Netscape Navigator), you can test them in black-box mode. In other words, you can simulate keystrokes or mouse clicks by coordinates, but you cannot address their individual elements.

TestComplete provides extended support for the most popular web controls and elements. These controls are automatically associated with special program objects that extend the controls’ functionality with a number of supplementary methods and properties. These extended methods and properties let you perform various operations over web elements and controls, for example, select individual items or retrieve the item text (see below).

Support for web controls is rather transparent. During test recording, TestComplete automatically recognizes web controls on the page and records appropriate test commands for your actions. You can then run the recorded test to see how TestComplete simulates user actions. The entire procedure does not depend on control type. For information on creating and running web tests, see Web Testing Tutorial.

Supported Controls

Below, is the full list of web controls and elements TestComplete provides extended support for:

Support for Web Application Framework Controls

Quite often, dynamic web pages are created using so called web application frameworks - ASP.NET Ajax, Google Web Toolkit, Dojo Toolkit, Yahoo UI and others. These frameworks provide developers with a vast number of dynamic controls.

TestComplete can handle these controls without any preliminary preparations. Dynamic controls are typically recognized either as Onscreen objects, or as special program objects that extend the controls’ functionality, like the above-mentioned program objects, Flex program objects, Java program objects or some other. Additionally, you can configure the object mapping scheme to improve recognition of dynamic controls. See the Simulating user actions over web application framework controls section in the Testing Web Applications topic for details.

Supported Browser Versions

The plugins support the following browsers:


  • A license for the TestComplete Web module.

  • The following plugins:

    • To access properties of web page elements shown in Internet Explorer, Edge or in the WebBrowser control, the Web Testing plugin must be installed in TestComplete.
    • To test web pages that are shown in Firefox, the Web Testing and Firefox Support plugins are required.
    • To test web pages that are shown in Chrome, the Web Testing and Chrome Support plugins are required.
    • To test web pages in applications that use the Chromium Embedded Framework, the Web Testing and Chromium Embedded Framework Support plugins are required.

    These plugins are installed and enabled automatically.

These plugins are installed and enabled automatically if you choose to install the TestComplete Web module in the TestComplete installation wizard. For more information on these plugins, see Requirements for Web Testing.

See Also

Supported Controls
Supported jQuery UI Controls
Supported MooTools Controls
Supported Yahoo! User Interface Library Controls
Testing Web Applications