YUI 3 AutoComplete Support

Applies to TestComplete 15.65, last modified on June 26, 2024
Information in this topic applies only to web tests that implement the classic approach. In cross-platform web tests, TestComplete recognizes third-party controls as standard web controls.

About Support

TestComplete can recognize YUI 3 AutoComplete controls in web 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: Yahoo! User Interface Library 3.4.1 - 3.18.1.


In order for TestComplete to be able to work with YUI 3 AutoComplete controls, the following requirements must be met:

  • In order to implement support for the YUI 3 AutoComplete controls, you need to apply a special accessibility patch to the YUI 3 controls' source code. The patch is shipped along with TestComplete. By default, it resides in the <TestComplete 15>\Open Apps\WebControls folder. To apply the patch to the controls' source code, do the following:

    1. Follow the link http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuwin32/files/patch/2.5.9-7/patch-2.5.9-7-bin.zip/download to download an archive containing the free Patch utility.

    2. Extract the patch.exe executable file and place it in the root directory of the controls' source library (the directory that contains the build folder).

    3. Place the yui_3.x.diff and yui_3.x.bat patch file in the same root folder in which you have placed the patch.exe file.

    4. Apply the patch by executing the yui_3.x.bat batch file.

  • A license for the TestComplete Web module.

  • The Yahoo! 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 Web group.) If the plugin is not available, run the TestComplete installation in the Repair mode.


When testing YUI 3 AutoComplete controls, you can use properties and methods specific to these controls, as well as properties and methods that TestComplete applies to onscreen objects. For the full list of available properties and methods, see the following topics:

See Also

Yahoo! User Interface Library 3 Controls

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