SwitchItem Action (Specific to iOS Toolbar and NavigationBar Controls)

Applies to TestComplete 15.64, last modified on May 16, 2024
This method is available in legacy mobile tests that work with devices connected to the local computer. To learn how to simulate user actions in newer cloud-compatible mobile tests, see the Simulating user actions in tests section.


The SwitchItem action sets the specified state of the item.


TestObj.SwitchItem(Item, Checked)

TestObj A variable, parameter or expression that specifies a reference to one of the objects listed in the Applies To section
Item [in]    Required    Variant    
Checked [in]    Required    Variant    
Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following objects:

View Mode

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The method has the following parameters:


Specifies the desired item. You can enter the item’s index (from 0) or its caption. The caption can contain asterisk (*) or question mark (?) wildcards or regular expressions. The asterisk (*) corresponds to a string of any length (including an empty string), the question mark corresponds to any single character (including none). To specify more complicated parts of a caption, use regular expressions.

The caption can be case-sensitive or case-insensitive depending on the value of the Use case-sensitive parameters project setting.


Specifies the item’s state:

Value Description
"Off", False or 0 The item is unchecked.
"On", True or 1 The item is checked.

Result Value



If the specified item is not found, SwitchItem fails and posts an error message to the test log.

To determine whether the specified item is already in the on or off state, use the wSwitchState property.

If the underlying item does not support the specified state, the method fails and posts an error message to the test log.

See Also

Selecting Toolbar and Navigation Bar Items
wIsItemSwitchable Property (Specific to iOS Toolbar and NavigationBar Controls)
wSwitchState Property (Specific to iOS Toolbar and NavigationBar Controls)

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