CheckItem Action (Ribbon Controls)

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


Sets the state of the specified item in a ribbon control.


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

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 state of the item. There are three possible states for checkable items in a ribbon 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 is unchecked.
cbChecked, True or 1 The item is checked.
cbGrayed or 2 The item is switched to grayed (indeterminate state).

Result Value



If the specified item does not exist, or does not allow checking, CheckItem fails and posts an error message to the test log. If the specified item was clicked, but its state did not changed, CheckItem posts a warning message to the test log.

See Also

ClickItem Action (Ribbon Controls)
DblClickItem Action (Ribbon Controls)

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