HotTrackSelect Action (Specific to Win32ListView Controls)

Applies to TestComplete 15.64, last modified on June 12, 2024


Use the HotTrackSelect action to simulate the hot-track selection of a list-view item. The hot-track selection means the item is selected after the mouse cursor is positioned over the item for some time. The hover time is specified by the list-view properties.


TestObj.HotTrackSelect(Item, Subitem, Shift)

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    
Subitem [in]    Optional    Variant Default value: 0   
Shift [in]    Optional    TShiftKey Default value: skNoShift   
Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following object:

View Mode

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


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 subitem you want to click. Like the Item, it can be specified by its caption or zero-based index.

If SubItem is -1, the click will be simulated in center of the entire Item bound rectangle, including the icon, label and column descriptions (for the report view style).


Specifies whether the CTRL, ALT or SHIFT keys will be pressed during the click. The default value is skNoShift (no shift key pressed). See TShiftKey.

Result Value



If the item or subitem is not found in the list-view, HotTrackSelect fails and posts an error message to the test log.


To view an example that demonstrates how to use the HotTrackSelect action, see Selecting List View Items in Desktop Windows Applications.

See Also

Selecting List View Items in Desktop Windows Applications
wItemCount Property (ListView Controls)

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