Log.Checkpoint Method

Applies to TestComplete 15.61, last modified on February 20, 2024


The Checkpoint method posts a new message of the checkpoint type to the test log. A checkpoint message is a message next to which TestComplete displays the Checkpoint glyph.


Log.Checkpoint(MessageText, Details, Priority, Attr, Picture, FolderID)

MessageText [in]    Required    Variant    
Details [in]    Optional    Variant Default value: Empty string   
Priority [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: pmNormal   
Attr [in]    Optional    A LogAttributes object Default value: Default attributes   
Picture [in]    Optional    A string, a Picture object or an object that has the Picture method which returns a Picture object    
FolderID [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: -1   
Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following object:


The method has the following parameters:


The message text. This text will be added to the Message column of the Test Log. MessageText can hold data of any OLE-compatible type. If it cannot be converted to text, its value is ignored.

The parameter does not support multiline text, that is, you cannot post multiline messages to the Message column. To post multiline text to your test log, use the AdditionalInformation parameter.


Additional text to be displayed in the Details pane of the Test Log. Details can hold data of any type compatible with OLE. If it cannot be converted to text, its value is ignored.

The Details parameter can also hold HTML code. The test engine will compile the HTML page and display it in the Details pane. For more information, see Posting Messages to the Log.


The message priority. You can use any integer number or any of the following constants:

Constant Value Description
pmLowest 100 The lowest priority of the message.
pmLower 200 The message priority which is lower than normal.
pmNormal 300 The normal (default) priority of the message.
pmHigher 400 The message priority which is higher than normal.
pmHighest 500 The highest priority of the message.


The font and color settings that will be applied to the newly created informative message in the log. They are represented by a LogAttributes object. If this parameter is omitted, default attributes will be applied.


Specifies the image to be posted to the test log along with the message. This image will be displayed in the Picture pane of the Test Log when that message is selected. You can use one of the following values in this parameter:

  • A Picture object.
  • A window or onscreen object or the Desktop object.
  • The fully-qualified path to the image file. The following image formats are supported:
    • BMP
    • JPEG
    • PNG
    • TIFF
    • GIF
    • ICO

The format of the posted images specified by the mentioned scripting objects is controlled by the image settings of your test project. The format of images taken from existing files is not changed.


Identifier of the test log’s folder to which the message will be posted. To get this identifier, use the CreateFolder or AppendFolder method. If this parameter refers to a non-existent folder, is omitted or is set to -1 (the default value), the Message method will either post the message to the default folder of the test log or append it to the test log outside of any folder (if the default folder is not set). The default folder is the folder that is currently at the top of the folder stack, which is populated during the script run. To push a folder to or pop it out of this stack, use the PushLogFolder or PopLogFolder method correspondingly.

Result Value



If the Log.CallStackSettings.EnableStackOnMessage property is True, then the test engine collects information about the execution sequence of tests that led to the call of the Log.Checkpoint method and displays this information in the Call Stack page of the test log. See Collecting Call Stack Information for Log Messages.

When you call the Log.Checkpoint method, the test engine generates the OnLogCheckpoint event.


The following code illustrates the use of the Log.Checkpoint method:

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
  if (Regions.Compare("Image1Name", "Image2Name"))
    Log.Checkpoint("The verification passed.");


def Test():
  if Regions.Compare("Image1Name", "Image2Name"):
    Log.Checkpoint("The verification passed.")


Sub Test
  If Regions.Compare("Image1Name", "Image2Name") Then
    Log.Checkpoint "The verification passed."
  End If
End Sub


procedure Test;
  if Regions.Compare('Image1Name', 'Image2Name') then
    Log.Checkpoint('The verification passed.');

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
  if (Regions["Compare"]("Image1Name", "Image2Name"))
    Log["Checkpoint"]("The verification passed.");

After these tests have been run, the log will contain the The verification passed string with the icon in the Type column.

See Also

Test Results
Posting Messages to the Log
MsgCount Property
Message Method
Warning Method
Error Method
Event Method
Picture Method
File Method
Link Method
LogAttributes Object
OnLogCheckpoint Event

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