TestComplete can recognize Microsoft DataGrid controls in .NET applications. It provides special properties and methods that let you retrieve the controls data and simulate user actions on the controls (see below).
Supported component versions: DataGrid control of .NET Framework v. 2.0 - 4.8.
In order for TestComplete to be able to work with Microsoft DataGrid controls, the following requirements must be met:
You must have an active license for the TestComplete Desktop module.
The control’s class name must be specified in the Microsoft Controls | WinForms | DataGrid group of your project’s Object Mapping options. By default, this group contains the following item:
You can also command the test engine to recognize custom controls as Microsoft DataGrid controls. See below for information about this.
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.
Recognizing Custom Controls
To command TestComplete to recognize your custom controls as Microsoft DataGrid controls:
Open your project’s Object Mapping options.
Add the control’s class name to the Microsoft Controls | WinForms | DataGrid group.
If you do not know the control’s name, you can ask the control’s developers, or you can view the control’s
ClrFullClassNameproperty 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 Microsoft DataGrid 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 Microsoft DataGrid 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:
For examples that demonstrate how to perform typical operations over Microsoft DataGrid controls, see Working With Microsoft DataGrid.