WPF Menu Support

Applies to TestComplete 15.64, last modified on May 16, 2024

About Support

TestComplete can recognize WPF Menu controls in WPF 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: .NET Framework v. 3.0 - 4.8, PowerBuilder .NET 12.0, 12.5, 12.5.2 and 12.6.


In order for TestComplete to be able to work with WPF Menu controls, the following requirements must be met:

  • The control’s class name must be specified in the WPF Controls | Menu group of your project’s Project Properties - Object Mapping Options options. By default, this group contains the following items:

    • System.Windows.Controls.Menu
    • Sybase.PowerBuilder.WPF.Controls.Menu
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.PlatformUI.VsMenu
    Note: Note that TestComplete may not support some descendants of controls of the System.Windows.Controls.Menu class. You can check whether the specified descendant is supported by TestComplete only by trying to work with it.
    • A license for the TestComplete Desktop module.

    • The WPF Control Support plugin. This plugin is installed and enabled automatically.

      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.

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

Recognizing Custom Controls

To command TestComplete to recognize your custom controls as WPF Menu controls:

  1. Open your project’s Object Mapping options.

  2. Add the control’s class name to the WPF Controls | Menu 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 WPF Menu 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 WPF Menu 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 WPF Applications
About Testing WPF Applications
Support for WPF Applications' Controls
Supported WPF Controls

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