TestComplete can recognize Win32 Tooltip 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 order for TestComplete to be able to work with your controls as with Win32 Tooltip controls, your control’s class name must be specified in the Win32 Controls and Windows | Tooltip 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 Win32 Tooltip controls. See below for information about this.
Recognizing Custom Controls
To command TestComplete to recognize your custom controls as Win32 Tooltip controls:
Open your project’s Object Mapping options.
Add the control’s class name to the Win32 Controls and Windows | Tooltip group.
If you do not know the control’s name, you can ask the control’s developers, or you can view the control’s
WndClassproperty 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 Win32 Tooltip 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 Win32 Tooltip 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: