Expanding and Collapsing Expandable List Groups

Applies to TestComplete 15.10, last modified on December 01, 2021

Expandable list controls display a two-level list of items. Each list group can have a number of child items. Child items are displayed when their parent group is expanded, and they are hidden when the parent group is collapsed.

Using Internal Methods

You can create and play back a test that expands and collapses a list of groups. To do this, use the Expand and Collapse actions of the Android ExpandableList object that corresponds to the tested expandable list.

You can expand or collapse all the groups of the list by setting the Group parameter to -1.

The wIsExpanded property lets you determine whether a specific list group is expanded or collapsed.

The following example demonstrates how you can use the mentioned actions in scripts.

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
{
  // Select an Android device
  Mobile.SetCurrent("MyDevice");

  // Obtain an application
  var app = Mobile.Device().Process("com.example.myapp");

  // Obtain an expandable list
  var expList = app.RootLayout("").ExpandableListView("list");
  
  // Expand the first group
  expList.Expand(0);
  
  // Expand the "Group 3"
  expList.Expand("Group 3");
  
  // Check the group's state
  if (expList.wIsExpanded("Group 3"))
  {
    Log.Message("The Group is expanded")
  }
  
  // Collapse all the groups
  expList.Collapse(-1);
}

Python

def Test():
  # Select an Android device
  Mobile.SetCurrent("MyDevice")

  # Obtain an application
  app = Mobile.Device().Process("com.example.myapp")

  # Obtain an expandable list
  expList = app.RootLayout("").ExpandableListView("list")
  
  # Expand the first group
  expList.Expand(0);
  
  # Expand the "Group 3"
  expList.Expand("Group 3")
  
  # Check the group's state
  if expList.wIsExpanded["Group 3"]:
    Log.Message("The Group is expanded")
  
  # Collapse all the groups
  expList.Collapse(-1)

VBScript

Sub Test()
  ' Select an Android device
  Mobile.SetCurrent("MyDevice")

  ' Obtain an application
  Set app = Mobile.Device.Process("com.example.myapp")

  ' Obtain an expandable list
  expList = app.RootLayout("").ExpandableListView("list")
  
  ' Expand the first group
  expList.Expand(0)
  
  ' Expand the "Group 3"
  expList.Expand("Group 3")
  
  ' Check the group's state
  If ExpList.wIsExpanded("Group 3") Then 
    Log.Message("The Group is expanded")
  End If
  
  ' Collapse all the groups
  expList.Collapse(-1)
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test();
var
  app, expList: OleVariant;
begin
  // Select an Android device
  Mobile.SetCurrent('MyDevice');

  // Obtain an application
  app := Mobile.Device.Process('com.example.myapp');

  // Obtain an expandable list
  expList := app.RootLayout('').ExpandableListView('list');
  
  // Expand the first group
  expList.Expand(0);
  
  // Expand the 'Group 3'
  expList.Expand('Group 3');
  
  // Check the group's state
  if expList.wIsExpanded('Group 3') then
  begin
    Log.Message('The Group is expanded')
  end;

  // Collapse all the groups
  expList.Collapse(-1);
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{
  // Select an Android device
  Mobile["SetCurrent"]("MyDevice");

  // Obtain an application
  var app = Mobile["Device"]["Process"]("com.example.myapp");

  // Obtain an expandable list
  var expList = app["RootLayout"]("")["ExpandableListView"]("list");
  
  // Expand the first group
  expList["Expand"](0);
  
  // Expand the "Group 3"
  expList["Expand"]("Group 3");
  
  // Check the group's state
  if (expList["wIsExpanded"]("Group 3"))
  {
    Log["Message"]("The Group is expanded")
  }

  // Collapse all the groups
  expList["Collapse"](-1);
}

Simulating Actions From Keyword Tests

This topic explains how to expand or collaps groups 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.

See Also

Working With Android Expandable List Controls
Collapse Action (Android Controls)
Expand Action (Android Controls)
wIsExpanded Property (Android Controls)

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