TestComplete includes the VCL Control Support plugin that expands TestComplete abilities to interact with VCL TDBGrid controls from scripts. If this plugin is installed and enabled, TestComplete extends the TDBGrid control functionality with methods, properties and actions of the
BorlandTDBGrid object. These supplementary members let you perform specific operations over the TDBGrid control, for example, simulate clicks on grid cells, obtains and set values in grid cells, expand and collapse rows and so on.
Since the TDBGrid is a VCL control and can be used within VCL (Delphi or C++Builder) applications, which are always “open” to TestComplete, the internal methods and properties of the TDBGrid control are also visible to TestComplete. This “openness” means that you can use the TDBGrid’s “native” methods and properties to perform the needed actions as well.
Finally, you can work with the TDBGrid controls as a black-box application windows, that is, you can simulate various mouse actions and keystrokes, record and play back low-level procedures, and so on. For more information, see Simulating User Actions.
The topics of this section provide detailed information and sample code for performing various operations with the TDBGrid control.