|The information below concerns legacy mobile tests that work with mobile devices connected to the local computer. In new cloud-compatible mobile tests, the test engine recognizes controls by their accessibility info.|
TestComplete can recognize Android Bar controls in Android 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 Android Bar controls, the following requirements must be met:
You must have an active license for the TestComplete Mobile module.
Your Android device (or virtual machine), the Android application under test and TestComplete must be prepared for testing as it is described in the topics of the Preparing for Testing Android Applications (Legacy) section.
The control’s class name must be specified in the Android Controls | Bar group of your project’s Object Mapping options. By default, this group contains the following items:
To command TestComplete to recognize instances of the specified classes’ descendants as Android Bar controls, select the Derived Classes check box next to the control’s class name.
You can also command the test engine to recognize custom controls as Android Bar 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 Mobile 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 Android Bar controls:
Open your project’s Object Mapping options.
Add the control’s class name to the Android Controls | Bar group.
If you do not know the control’s name, you can ask the control’s developers, or you can view the control’s
JavaFullClassNameproperty 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 Android Bar 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 Android Bar 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: