TestComplete has the Microsoft Control Support plugin that expands TestComplete abilities to interact with Microsoft PropertyGrid controls from scripts. If this plugin is installed and enabled, TestComplete extends the PropertyGrid control functionality with methods, properties and actions of the
MicrosoftPropertyGrid object. These supplementary members let you perform specific operations over the PropertyGrid control, for example, simulate clicks on grid items, obtain and set item values, expand and collapse items and so on.
Since PropertyGrid is a .NET control and can be used only within .NET applications, which are always “open” to TestComplete, the internal methods and properties of the PropertyGrid control are also visible to TestComplete. This “openness” means that you can use the PropertyGrid’s “native” methods and properties to perform the needed actions as well.
Finally, you can work with the PropertyGrid control as a black-box application window, 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.
|In order for TestComplete to have access to internal methods and properties of the PropertyGrid control and to extend the PropertyGrid control functionality, both the .NET Application Support and Microsoft Control Support plugins must be installed and enabled.|
The topics of this section provide detailed information about performing various operations with the PropertyGrid control. They also contain numerous sample routines that you can use in your scripts with minimum changes (if any).
In This Section
Accessing Items in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Searching for Items in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Getting the Focused Item in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Selecting Items in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Obtaining and Setting Item Values in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Working With In-place Editors in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Copying and Pasting Item Values in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Iterating Through Items in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Expanding and Collapsing Items in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Selecting Property Views in Microsoft PropertyGrid
Related Topics of Interest
Working With Grids
Supported Microsoft Controls
Testing .NET Applications
Microsoft PropertyGrid Support