Information in this topic applies only to web tests implementing the classic approach. In cross-platform web tests, TestComplete recognizes third-party controls as standard web controls.
TestComplete supports testing of various Bootstrap controls. The sections below describe how you can test these controls in detail.
About Testing Bootstrap Controls
TestComplete can work with any web control via the control’s graphical user interface displayed in a web browser, no matter how the control is implemented on the server side. You can test web applications that use controls implemented by using various technologies and frameworks, including Bootstrap.
Besides, TestComplete provides extended support for most of Bootstrap controls. It automatically associates them with special scripting test objects that contain supplementary methods and properties for working with the controls, for example, for selecting individual items and retrieving the item text.
Support for Bootstrap controls is rather transparent. During test recording, TestComplete automatically recognizes Bootstrap controls on a page and records the appropriate test commands for your actions. You can then run the recorded test to see how TestComplete simulates user actions on the controls. The entire procedure is very similar to recording and running web tests that work with “regular” web controls. See Web Testing Tutorial, then try to record and run tests on your Bootstrap web pages.
Below is a full list of the Bootstrap controls for which TestComplete provides extended support.
|Accordion||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.panel-group|
|Alert||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.alert|
|Button||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.btn|
|Button Group||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.btn-group|
|Button Toolbar||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.btn-toolbar|
|Carousel||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.carousel|
|Checkbox||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.btn|
|Dropdown||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.dropdown-toggle|
|Modal||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.modal|
|Navigation Bar||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.navbar|
|Pills||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.nav-pills|
|Radio Button||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.btn|
|Split Button||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.btn-group
|Tabs||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.nav-tabs|
|Toggle Button||Bootstrap version 3.3.4 and 3.3.5||.btn|
Note: If your control is not in the list, you can try working with it by using the properties and methods TestComplete provides for standard web elements. See Support for Web Controls.
Supported Browser Versions
TestComplete supports testing of Bootstrap controls in web applications displayed in the following browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer ver. 11.
Microsoft Edge ver. 83 - 114 (Chromium-based).
Note: The non-Chromium version of Edge is not supported.
Mozilla Firefox ver. 91 - 102.1 ESR, 94 - 112.
If you use a later version of Firefox, check whether a patch is available for it.
Google Chrome ver. 114.
If you have a TestComplete version earlier than 12.42, your version of the SmartBear Test Extension will be incompatible with newer versions of the Chrome web browser. To test web applications in Chrome 114, you will have to upgrade your TestComplete to some later version. We recommend using version 15.51.
If you use a later version of Google Chrome, check whether a patch is available for it.
Any web browser based on the Microsoft WebBrowser control.
Note: The Edge-based WebBrowser control is not supported.
Embedded Chromium web browser:
In applications built with Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) version 85.0.4183 and earlier (except CEF3 1750).
Note: For CEF applications that use WPF controls, only versions 84.0.04147 and earlier are supported.
In applications built with Electron version 1.8.2 - 14.
A license for the Web module of TestComplete.
The Bootstrap Control Support plugin. It provides access to controls via special program objects.
The following plugins:
Web Testing - Implements web testing, enables testing of web applications running in Internet Explorer, Edge or WebBrowser control (but not the Edge-based WebBrowser control).
Firefox Support - Enables testing of web applications running in Mozilla Firefox.
Chrome Support - Enables testing of web applications running in Google Chrome.
Chromium Embedded Framework Support - Enables web testing in applications created with Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) or with Electron.
All these plugins are installed and enabled automatically.
If you experience issues when working with the controls, select File | Install Extensions from the main menu of TestComplete to check whether the plugins are active. If a plugin is not available, run the TestComplete installation in the Repair mode.