TouchTab Method (Mobile 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 TouchTab action simulates touching the caption of the tabbed page.



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    
Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following objects:

View Mode

This method is available in the Object Browser panel and in other panels and dialogs in both Basic and Advanced view modes.


The method has the following parameter:


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.

Result Value



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


To view an example that demonstrates how to use the TouchTab method in Android applications, see Selecting Tab Pages. For an example that demonstrates how to use the method in iOS applications, see Selecting Tab Bar Items.

See Also

Testing Android Applications (Legacy)
Testing iOS Applications (Legacy)
Selecting Tab Pages
Selecting Tab Bar Items
LongTouchTab Method (Specific to Android TabHost Controls)
LongTouchTab Method (Specific to iOS TabBar Controls)
Touch Action (Mobile Objects)

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