Telerik RadGridView for WinForms Support

Applies to TestComplete 15.65, last modified on July 17, 2024

About Support

TestComplete can recognize Telerik RadGridView controls in Windows applications. It provides special properties and methods that let you retrieve the controls data and simulate user actions on the controls (see below).

In some cases, accessing the native PreferredSize property of this control may cause issues with control drawing. That is why, by default, this property is hidden. If you experience such issues, viewing the control’s members by using the Object Browser, make sure that the Show hidden members option of Engines - General Options is disabled.

Supported Versions

Supported component versions: Telerik RadControls for WinForms 2011.3 (Q3 2011) - 2016.1 (Q1 2016), 2017.1 (R1 2017), 2018.2 (R2 2018), 2019.2 (R2 2019), 2020.2 (R2 2020), 2021.1 (R1 2021).

For Telerik RadGridView v. 2011.1: TestComplete may be unable to interact with cells in the last row of the grid.


In order for TestComplete to be able to work with Telerik RadGridView 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 Telerik Controls | WinForms | GridView group of your project’s Object Mapping options. By default, this group contains the following item:

    • Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadGridView

    You can also command the test engine to recognize custom controls as Telerik RadGridView controls. See below for information about this.

  • Support for the Telerik RadGridView controls is implemented by the Telerik WinForms and WPF Control Support plugin. 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 Desktop 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 Telerik RadGridView controls:

  1. Open your project’s Object Mapping options.

  2. Add the control’s class name to the Telerik Controls | WinForms | GridView group.

    If you do not know the control’s name, you can ask the control’s developers, or you can view the control’s ClrFullClassName 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 Telerik RadGridView 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 Telerik RadGridView 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 Telerik Controls

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