MFC Grid Support

Applies to TestComplete 15.64, last modified on June 12, 2024

About Support

TestComplete can recognize MFC Grid controls in Visual C++ 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 version: 2.26, 2.27.


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

  • The application must be compiled with debug information.

  • If the application uses the Win32 Release configuration, it must be compiled with the Configuration Properties | C/C++ | Optimization | Whole Program Optimization option turned off.

  • If the application is compiled with the Use of MFC option set to Use MFC in a Shared DLL:

  • The Microsoft Control Support plugin must be active. This plugin is 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 plugin is active. (You can find the plugin in the Common group.) If the plugin is not available, run the TestComplete installation in the Repair mode.


When testing MFC Grid 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

Testing Visual C++ Applications
List of MFC Controls

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