Applies to TestComplete 14.40, last modified on June 02, 2020

About Support

TestComplete can recognize Android EditText 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 EditText 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 section.

  • The control’s class name must be specified in the Android Controls | Edit text group of your project’s Object Mapping options. By default, this group contains the following items:

    • android.inputmethodservice.ExtractEditText
    • android.widget.AutoCompleteTextView
    • android.widget.EditText
    • android.widget.MultiAutoCompleteTextView
    • android.widget.SearchView$SearchAutoComplete

    To command TestComplete to recognize instances of the specified classes’ descendants as Android EditText 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 EditText controls. See below for information about this.

  • Support for the Android EditText controls is implemented by the Android Support plugin. This plugin is installed and enabled automatically as part of the TestComplete Mobile 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 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 EditText controls:

  1. Open your project’s Object Mapping options.

  2. Add the control’s class name to the Android Controls | Edit text group.

    If you do not know the control’s name, you can ask the control’s developers, or you can view the control’s JavaFullClassName 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 Android EditText 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 EditText 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

Android EditText Support
Testing Android Applications
Working With Android Edit Text Controls

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