CheckItem Action (Specific to DevExpressCheckedListBox and DevExpressCheckListBox Controls)

Applies to TestComplete 15.64, last modified on May 16, 2024


The CheckItem moves the mouse cursor to the specified item in a check list box control and sets its state (checked, unchecked or grayed). To check current state of the specified item, use the wItemState property.


TestObj.CheckItem(Item, State)

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    
State [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 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 state of the item. There are three possible states for each of items in a check list box control. To set the state of the specified item, the following constants can be used in the State parameter:

Value Description
cbUnchecked, False or 0 The item becomes unchecked.
cbChecked, True or 1 The item becomes checked.
cbGrayed or 2 The item becomes switched to grayed (indeterminate state).

Result Value



If the State parameter corresponds to the item’s current state (for example, State is cbChecked and the item is already checked), CheckItem performs no action. To toggle the item’s state without moving the mouse pointer, use wItemState property.

Note that the items of the check list box may be in the indeterminate (grayed) state only if the list box’s AllowGrayed property is True. Otherwise, the items does not support the indeterminate state. In this case, if you pass cbGrayed to the State parameter, CheckItem will fail and post an error message to the test log.

See Also

wItemState Property (Specific to CheckedListBox and CheckListBox Controls)
wItem Property (ListBox Controls)
wItemCount Property (ListBox Controls)
wSelected Property (ListBox Controls)

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