Applies to TestComplete 14.50, last modified on August 05, 2020

Description

Objects can have children. For example, windows are children of a process, processes are children of the Sys object, etc. Each object maintains a list of child objects. The Child method of a parent object returns one child object by its index in the list.

Declaration

TestObj.Child(Index)

TestObj A variable, parameter or expression that specifies a reference to one of the objects listed in the Applies To section
Index [in]    Required    Integer    
Result Object

Applies To

All processes, windows, controls and onscreen objects.

View Mode

To view this method in the Object Browser panel and in other panels and dialogs, activate the Advanced view mode.

Parameters

The method has the following parameter:

Index

Specifies the zero-based index of the child you want to get.

Result Value

A child object that has the specified index.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to iterate through all child objects of an object. It iterates through the current active window’s children in a loop and posts their names to the test log.

JavaScript, JScript

function GetWindowNames()
{
  var w, i, wndChild;
  w = Sys.Desktop.ActiveWindow();
  Log.Message(w.Name, w.FullName);
  // Add a for loop that iterates through child objects
  for (i=0; i < w.ChildCount; i++)
  {
    wndChild = w.Child(i);
    // Post the current child name to the test log
    Log.Message(wndChild.Name, "", 0);
  }
}

Python

def GetWindowNames():
  w = Sys.Desktop.ActiveWindow()
  Log.Message(w.Name, w.FullName)
  # Add a for loop that iterates through child objects
  for i in range ( 0 , w.ChildCount):
    wndChild = w.Child(i)
    # Post the current child name to the test log
    Log.Message(wndChild.Name, "", 0)

VBScript

Sub GetWindowNames
  Set w = Sys.Desktop.ActiveWindow
  ' Add a for loop that iterates through child objects
  For i = 0 To w.ChildCount - 1
    Set wndChild = w.Child(i)
    ' Post the current child name to the test log
    Log.Message wndChild.Name
  Next
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure GetWindowNames;
var
  i : integer;
  w, wndChild : OleVariant;
begin
  w := Sys.Desktop.ActiveWindow;
  Log.Message(w.Name, w.FullName);
  // Add a for loop that iterates through child objects
  for i := 0 to (w.ChildCount - 1) do
  begin
    wndChild := w.Child(i);
    // Post the current child name to the test log
    Log.Message(wndChild.Name, '', 0);
  end;
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function GetWindowNames()
{
  var w, i, wndChild;
  w = Sys["Desktop"]["ActiveWindow"]();
  Log["Message"](w["Name"], w["FullName"]);
  // Add a for loop that iterates through child objects
  for (i=0; i < w["ChildCount"]; i++)
  {
    wndChild = w["Child"](i);
    // Post the current child name to the test log
    Log["Message"](wndChild["Name"], "", 0);
  }
}

See Also

ChildCount Property
WaitChild Method
Find Method
FindChild Method
FindAll Method
FindAllChildren Method
FindId Method
Refresh Method

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