Android ExpandableList properties and methods, you can specify the desired list group by its caption or index. Usually, it is more convenient to address groups by caption, because it makes the script easier to understand:
expList.Expand("Group 1") // Expands the first group
expList.TouchItem("Group 2", 0) // Touch the first item in the second group.
If the expandable list does not display the text of groups, you can find it using the
wGroup property. It returns the name of the group specified by its index.
groupName = expList.wGroup(0) // Returns the name of the first group
It is possible to use wildcard characters (* and ?) or regular expressions when specifying the caption. The asterisk (*) corresponds to a string of any length (including an empty string), the question mark corresponds to any single character (including none). Wildcards and regular expressions are useful if the list group’ captions can be different in different contexts.
For example, an expandable list contains a group whose caption depends on the current day of the week, for instance, Last Wednesday or Last Monday. To create a script that will work on different days, you can use the * wildcard instead of some part of the caption:
expList.TouchItem("Last *", 0)
Note, if the group’s caption includes the asterisk (*), you should double it, otherwise it will be treated as a wildcard:
TestComplete can treat string parameters, including expandable list group’ captions, as case-sensitive or case-insensitive. This feature is controlled by the project’s Use case-sensitive parameters option. If this option is turned off (it is off by default), you can specify the captions of list view items and subitems in any case -- all upper case, all lower case, mixed case, and so on:
expList.TouchItem("Item 1", 0)
expList.TouchItem("ITEM 1", 0)
expList.TouchItem("item 1", 0)
expList.TouchItem("ItEm 1", 0)
If the Use case-sensitive parameters is checked, you can specify expandable list groups only by their actual captions in the correct case:
expList.TouchItem("Item 1", 0) // Correct
expList.TouchItem("iteM 1", 0) // Incorrect !!!
If an expandable list group does not have a caption, you can address it by its index. Indexes are zero-based: the first item has the index 0, the second - 1, and so on. The total number of groups in an expandable list are specified by the
wGroupCount property. So, the last group’s index is
expList.Expand(0) // Expands the first group
expList.Expand(3) // Expands the fourth group
expList.Expand(expList.wGroupCount - 1) // Expands the last group
Unlike groups, items cannot be specified by their captions. So, you should specify an item by its zero-based index. The total number of items in the group is specified by the
wItemCount property. So, the last item’s index in the group is
expList.TouchItem("Group 1", 0) // Touches the first item in the Group 1
expList.TouchItem("Group 1", 3) // Touches the fourth item in the Group 1
expList.TouchItem("Group 1", expList.wItemCount("Group 1") - 1) // Touches the last item in the Group 1
This topic explains how to address items of the expandable list control in scripts. You can use the described actions and properties in keyword tests too. To do this, use the On-Screen Action or the Call Object Method operations.