Xceed Grid Support

Applies to TestComplete 15.0, last modified on October 19, 2021

About Support

TestComplete can recognize Xceed Grid 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 Versions

Supported component versions: Xceed Grid for .NET ver. 2.2 - 3.9.

Requirements

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

    • Xceed.Grid.GridControl

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

  • Support for the Xceed Grid controls is implemented by the Xceed 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 Xceed Grid controls:

  1. Open your project’s Object Mapping options.

  2. Add the control’s class name to the Xceed Controls | DotNetGrid group.

    If you do not know the control’s name, you can ask the control’s developers, or you can view the control’s 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 Xceed Grid 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.

Members

When testing Xceed 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:

Example

TestComplete includes a sample that demonstrates how to work with Xceed GridControl controls:

<TestComplete Samples>\Desktop\Working With Grids\Xceed DotNetGrid

Note: If you do not have the sample, download the TestComplete Samples installation package from the support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/downloads/samples page of our website and run it.

See Also

Working With Grids
Supported Xceed Controls

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