Developer Express BarDockControl Support

Applies to TestComplete 15.55, last modified on September 12, 2023

About Support

TestComplete can recognize Developer Express BarDockControl controls in Delphi and C++Builder applications. It provides special properties and methods that let you retrieve the controls data and simulate user actions on the controls (see below).

Supported Versions

Supported component versions: Developer Express ExpressBars 6 build 49.


In order for TestComplete to be able to work with Developer Express BarDockControl controls, the following requirements must be met:

  • You must have an active license for the TestComplete Desktop module.

  • Your tested application must be compiled with debug information (see Implementing Debug Info Agent™ Support in Applications).

  • The control’s class name must be specified in the Developer Express Controls | VCL | BarDockControl group of your project’s Object Mapping options. By default, this group contains the following item:

    • TdxDockControl

    You can also command the test engine to recognize custom controls as Developer Express BarDockControl controls. See below for information about this.

  • Support for the Developer Express BarDockControl controls is implemented by the Delphi and C++Builder Application Support and VCL Control Support plugins. These plugins are installed and enabled automatically as part of the TestComplete Desktop module.

    If you experience issues when working with the controls, select File > Install Extensions from the TestComplete main menu and check whether the plugins are active. (You can find the plugins in the Desktop group.) If the plugins are not available, run the TestComplete installation in the Repair mode.

Recognizing Custom Controls

To command TestComplete to recognize your custom controls as Developer Express BarDockControl controls:

  1. Open your project’s Object Mapping options.

  2. Add the control’s class name to the Developer Express Controls | VCL | BarDockControl group.

    If you do not know the control’s name, you can ask the control’s developers, or you can view the control’s ClassName property in the Object Browser panel. As an alternative, you can click Add From Screen and select your custom control on screen. TestComplete will retrieve the control’s class name and add it to the selected mapping group automatically. For detailed information, see Object Mapping.

Once the control is mapped, it gets all the properties, methods and actions specific to the Developer Express BarDockControl control.

If the specified custom control does not fit the control’s type, then it may not properly respond to commands that TestComplete sends, so recording or playing back user actions over the tested control will cause errors.


When testing Developer Express BarDockControl controls, you can use properties and methods specific to these controls, as well as properties and methods that TestComplete applies to tested objects, onscreen objects and window objects. For the full list of available properties and methods, see the following topics:

See Also

Supported Developer Express Controls

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