Clicking In-place Editors' Buttons in Syncfusion GridGroupingControl

Applies to TestComplete 15.0, last modified on October 22, 2021

The GridGroupingControl cells may have embedded buttons that can modify the cell value in a special way, invoke popup editors or custom dialogs, and so on. Examples of these buttons are: push buttons, down arrow buttons, spin buttons and so on. To “press” the cell editor’s button from your test scripts, you can simulate a mouse click on it using the ClickCellXY action of the SyncfusionEssGrid object or the Click action that is common to all onscreen objects. In any case, you need to know the coordinates of the desired button; cell-relative (in the former case) or grid-relative (in the latter case). It is possible to calculate the button coordinates using internal methods and properties of the GridGroupingControl object. For example, the script below illustrates which methods and properties you can use to determine grid-relative coordinates of the cell’s down arrow button. For more information on the methods and properties used, please refer to the Essential Grid documentation.

In order for TestComplete to have access to internal methods, properties and objects of the GridGroupingControl object, the .NET Application Support plugin must be installed and enabled.

The following example demonstrates how you can invoke and work with drop-down editors in the GridGroupingControl. This example works with the EmployeeTerritoryOrder sample application that comes with Syncfusion Essential Studio library and by default resides in the following folder:

<Syncfusion>\Windows\Grid.Grouping.Windows\Samples\2.0\Relations And Hierarchy\Employee Territory Order Demo\

The script contains the following routines:

  • Main is the “main” routine. It obtains the scripting object corresponding to the GridGroupingControl and clicks on buttons embedded in some grid cells.
  • ClickDropDownButton simulates a click on the cell’s down arrow button. The routine has the following parameters:
    • Grid -- The tested GridGroupingControl object.
    • View -- Specifies a SyncfusionEssGridView object corresponding to a child table or group in which the cell resides. If the cell belongs to an ungrouped top-level table, this parameter should be null (null in JavaScript, JScript, C#Script and C++Script, None in Python, Nothing in VBScript, nil in DelphiScript).
    • RowIndex -- The zero-based index of the cell’s row.
    • ColumnId -- The caption of the cell’s column or its zero-based index within the table.
    The routine performs the following actions:
    1. Clicks the specified cell using the ClickCell action.
    2. Checks if the cell contains the down arrow button.
    3. Calculates the down arrow button bounds.
    4. Simulates a click on the down arrow button.
  • OpenMonthCalendar opens the specified cell’s down arrow calendar and returns a Win32MonthCalendar object corresponding to the calendar control. To invoke the calendar control, it uses the ClickDropDownButton routine to simulate a mouse click on the down arrow button.

    The OpenMonthCalendar function has four parameters: Grid, View, RowIndex and ColumnId, which have the same meaning as those used by the ClickDropDownButton routine.

JavaScript

function Main ()
{
  var p, Grid, ChildTable, Calendar;
   
  // Obtain the grid object and the nested table
  p = Sys.Process("EmployeeTerritoryOrder");
  p.WinFormsObject("Form1").Maximize();
  Grid = p.WinFormsObject("Form1").WinFormsObject("gridGroupingControl1");
  ChildTable = Grid.wChildView (0, "Orders");

  // Simulate actions in the drop-down MonthCalendar control
  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 0, "OrderDate");
  Calendar.SetSelection ("4/25/2007 10:00 AM");

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 1, "ShippedDate");
  Calendar.SetSelection ("3/3/2007 8:00 AM");

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, null, 3, "BirthDate");
  Calendar.SetSelection ("12/8/1980");
}

function OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
{
  // Invoke the MonthCalendar editor
  ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get an onscreen object corresponding to the MonthCalendar editor
  return Sys.WindowFromHandle(Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell().Renderer.calendar.Handle);
}

function ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
{
  var CellRenderer, bounds, TableWnd;

  // Select the cell
  if (strictEqual(View, null))
    Grid.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId)
  else
    View.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get the cell renderer and redraw the cell
  CellRenderer = Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell().Renderer;
  CellRenderer.PerformLayout (CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.RowIndex,
                              CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.ColIndex);

  // Check if the cell contains the down arrow button
  if (!strictEqual(CellRenderer.DropDownImp, null))
  {
    // Get the button coordinates
    bounds = CellRenderer.DropDownButton.Bounds;
    // Get a window object corresponding to the grid table and click on the cell's button
    TableWnd = Sys.WindowFromHandle (Grid.TableControl.Handle);
    TableWnd.Click (bounds.X + bounds.Width/2, bounds.Y + bounds.Height/2);
  }
  else
    Log.Error ("Cell (" + RowIndex + ", " + ColumnId + ") contains no down arrow button.");
}

JScript

function Main ()
{
  var p, Grid, ChildTable, Calendar;
   
  // Obtain the grid object and the nested table
  p = Sys.Process("EmployeeTerritoryOrder");
  p.WinFormsObject("Form1").Maximize();
  Grid = p.WinFormsObject("Form1").WinFormsObject("gridGroupingControl1");
  ChildTable = Grid.wChildView (0, "Orders");

  // Simulate actions in the drop-down MonthCalendar control
  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 0, "OrderDate");
  Calendar.SetSelection ("4/25/2007 10:00 AM");

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 1, "ShippedDate");
  Calendar.SetSelection ("3/3/2007 8:00 AM");

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, null, 3, "BirthDate");
  Calendar.SetSelection ("12/8/1980");
}

function OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
{
  // Invoke the MonthCalendar editor
  ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get an onscreen object corresponding to the MonthCalendar editor
  return Sys.WindowFromHandle(Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell().Renderer.calendar.Handle);
}

function ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
{
  var CellRenderer, bounds, TableWnd;

  // Select the cell
  if (View == null)
    Grid.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId)
  else
    View.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get the cell renderer and redraw the cell
  CellRenderer = Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell().Renderer;
  CellRenderer.PerformLayout (CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.RowIndex,
                              CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.ColIndex);

  // Check if the cell contains the down arrow button
  if (CellRenderer.DropDownImp != null)
  {
    // Get the button coordinates
    bounds = CellRenderer.DropDownButton.Bounds;
    // Get a window object corresponding to the grid table and click on the cell's button
    TableWnd = Sys.WindowFromHandle (Grid.TableControl.Handle);
    TableWnd.Click (bounds.X + bounds.Width/2, bounds.Y + bounds.Height/2);
  }
  else
    Log.Error ("Cell (" + RowIndex + ", " + ColumnId + ") contains no down arrow button.");
}

Python

def Main ():
   
  # Obtain the grid object and the nested table
  p = Sys.Process("EmployeeTerritoryOrder")
  p.WinFormsObject("Form1").Maximize()
  Grid = p.WinFormsObject("Form1").WinFormsObject("gridGroupingControl1")
  ChildTable = Grid.wChildView (0, "Orders")

  # Simulate actions in the drop-down MonthCalendar control
  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 0, "OrderDate")
  Calendar.SetSelection ("4/25/2007 10:00 AM")

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 1, "ShippedDate")
  Calendar.SetSelection ("3/3/2007 8:00 AM")

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, None, 3, "BirthDate")
  Calendar.SetSelection ("12/8/1980")

def OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId):
  # Invoke the MonthCalendar editor
  ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)

  # Get an onscreen object corresponding to the MonthCalendar editor
  return Sys.WindowFromHandle(Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell().Renderer.calendar.Handle)

def ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId):

  # Select the cell
  if (View == None):
    Grid.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId)
  else:
    View.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId)

  # Get the cell renderer and redraw the cell
  CellRenderer = Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell().Renderer
  CellRenderer.PerformLayout (CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.RowIndex, CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.ColIndex)

  # Check if the cell contains the down arrow button
  if (CellRenderer.DropDownImp != None):
    # Get the button coordinates
    bounds = CellRenderer.DropDownButton.Bounds
    # Get a window object corresponding to the grid table and click on the cell's button
    TableWnd = Sys.WindowFromHandle (Grid.TableControl.Handle)
    TableWnd.Click (bounds.X + bounds.Width/2, bounds.Y + bounds.Height/2)
  else:
    Log.Error ("Cell (" + RowIndex + ", " + ColumnId + ") contains no down arrow button.")

VBScript

Sub Main
  Dim p, Grid, ChildTable, Calendar
   
  ' Obtain the grid object and the nested table
  Set p = Sys.Process("EmployeeTerritoryOrder")
  p.WinFormsObject("Form1").Maximize
  Set Grid = p.WinFormsObject("Form1").WinFormsObject("gridGroupingControl1")
  Set ChildTable = Grid.wChildView (0, "Orders")

  ' Simulate actions in the drop-down MonthCalendar control
  Set Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 0, "OrderDate")
  Calendar.SetSelection ("4/25/2007 10:00 AM")

  Set Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 1, "ShippedDate")
  Calendar.SetSelection ("3/3/2007 8:00 AM")

  Set Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, Nothing, 3, "BirthDate")
  Calendar.SetSelection ("12/8/1980")
End Sub

Function OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
  ' Invoke the MonthCalendar editor
  Call ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)

  ' Get an onscreen object corresponding to the MonthCalendar editor
  Set OpenMonthCalendar = Sys.WindowFromHandle(Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell.Renderer.calendar.Handle)
End Function

Sub ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
  Dim CellRenderer, bounds, TableWnd

  ' Select the cell
  If View Is Nothing Then
    Call Grid.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId)
  Else
    Call View.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId)
  End If

  ' Get the cell renderer and redraw the cell
  Set CellRenderer = Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell().Renderer
  Call CellRenderer.PerformLayout (CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.RowIndex, _
                                   CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.ColIndex)

  ' Check if the cell contains the down arrow button
  If Not CellRenderer.DropDownImp Is Nothing Then
    ' Get the button coordinates
    Set bounds = CellRenderer.DropDownButton.Bounds
    ' Get a window object corresponding to the grid table and click on the cell's button
    Set TableWnd = Sys.WindowFromHandle (Grid.TableControl.Handle)
    Call TableWnd.Click (bounds.X + bounds.Width/2, bounds.Y + bounds.Height/2)
  Else
    Log.Error ("Cell (" & RowIndex & ", " & ColumnId & ") contains no down arrow button.")
  End If
End Sub

DelphiScript

function OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId); forward;
procedure ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId); forward;

procedure Main;
var p, Grid, ChildTable, Calendar : OleVariant;
begin
  // Obtain the grid object and the nested table
  p := Sys.Process('EmployeeTerritoryOrder');
  p.WinFormsObject('Form1').Maximize;
  Grid := p.WinFormsObject('Form1').WinFormsObject('gridGroupingControl1');
  ChildTable := Grid.wChildView[0, 'Orders'];

  // Simulate actions in the drop-down MonthCalendar control
  Calendar := OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 0, 'OrderDate');
  Calendar.SetSelection ('4/25/2007 10:00 AM');

  Calendar := OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 1, 'ShippedDate');
  Calendar.SetSelection ('3/3/2007 8:00 AM');

  Calendar := OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, nil, 3, 'BirthDate');
  Calendar.SetSelection ('12/8/1980');
end;

function OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId);
begin
  // Invoke the MonthCalendar editor
  ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get an onscreen object corresponding to the MonthCalendar editor
  Result := Sys.WindowFromHandle(Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell.Renderer.calendar.Handle);
end;

procedure ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId);
var CellRenderer, bounds, TableWnd : OleVariant;
begin
  // Select the cell
  if View = nil then
    Grid.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId)
  else
    View.ClickCell (RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get the cell renderer and redraw the cell
  CellRenderer := Grid.TableControl.GetNestedCurrentCell.Renderer;
  CellRenderer.PerformLayout (CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.RowIndex,
                              CellRenderer.StyleInfo.TableCellIdentity.ColIndex);

  // Check if the cell contains the down arrow button
  if CellRenderer.DropDownImp <> nil then
  begin
    // Get the button coordinates
    bounds := CellRenderer.DropDownButton.Bounds;
    // Get a window object corresponding to the grid table and click on the cell's button
    TableWnd := Sys.WindowFromHandle (Grid.TableControl.Handle);
    TableWnd.Click (bounds.X + bounds.Width/2, bounds.Y + bounds.Height/2);
  end
  else
    Log.Error ('Cell (' + aqConvert.VarToStr(RowIndex) + ', ' + aqConvert.VarToStr(ColumnId) + ') contains no down arrow button.');
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Main ()
{
  var p, Grid, ChildTable, Calendar;
   
  // Obtain the grid object and the nested table
  p = Sys["Process"]("EmployeeTerritoryOrder");
  p["WinFormsObject"]("Form1")["Maximize"]();
  Grid = p["WinFormsObject"]("Form1")["WinFormsObject"]("gridGroupingControl1");
  ChildTable = Grid["wChildView"](0, "Orders");

  // Simulate actions in the drop-down MonthCalendar control
  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 0, "OrderDate");
  Calendar["SetSelection"]("4/25/2007 10:00 AM");

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, ChildTable, 1, "ShippedDate");
  Calendar["SetSelection"]("3/3/2007 8:00 AM");

  Calendar = OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, null, 3, "BirthDate");
  Calendar["SetSelection"]("12/8/1980");
}

function OpenMonthCalendar (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
{
  // Invoke the MonthCalendar editor
  ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get an onscreen object corresponding to the MonthCalendar editor
  return Sys["WindowFromHandle"](Grid["TableControl"]["GetNestedCurrentCell"]()["Renderer"]["calendar"]["Handle"]);
}

function ClickDropDownButton (Grid, View, RowIndex, ColumnId)
{
  var CellRenderer, bounds, TableWnd;

  // Select the cell
  if (View == null)
    Grid["ClickCell"](RowIndex, ColumnId)
  else
    View["ClickCell"](RowIndex, ColumnId);

  // Get the cell renderer and redraw the cell
  CellRenderer = Grid["TableControl"]["GetNestedCurrentCell"]()["Renderer"];
  CellRenderer["PerformLayout"](CellRenderer["StyleInfo"]["TableCellIdentity"]["RowIndex"],
                              CellRenderer["StyleInfo"]["TableCellIdentity"]["ColIndex"]);

  // Check if the cell contains the down arrow button
  if (CellRenderer["DropDownImp"] != null)
  {
    // Get the button coordinates
    bounds = CellRenderer["DropDownButton"]["Bounds"];
    // Get a window object corresponding to the grid table and click on the cell's button
    TableWnd = Sys["WindowFromHandle"](Grid["TableControl"]["Handle"]);
    TableWnd["Click"](bounds["X"] + bounds["Width"]/2, bounds["Y"] + bounds["Height"]/2);
  }
  else
    Log["Error"]("Cell (" + RowIndex + ", " + ColumnId + ") contains no down arrow button.");
}

See Also

Working With Syncfusion GridGroupingControl
Selecting Cells in Syncfusion GridGroupingControl
Activating and Closing In-place Editors in Syncfusion GridGroupingControl
Obtaining and Setting Cell Values in Syncfusion GridGroupingControl

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