Applies to TestComplete 14.40, last modified on June 02, 2020
Information in this topic applies only to web tests that implement the default approach. This method is not supported in cross-platform web tests.


The ClickTab action moves the mouse cursor to the caption of the tabbed page, specified by the Item parameter and then simulates a mouse click over this caption.



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, ClickTab fails and posts an error message to the test log.


To view an example that demonstrates how to use the ClickTab action, see Selecting Tab Pages.

See Also

Selecting Tab Pages
wFocusedTab Property (Tab Controls)
wTabCount Property (Tab Controls)
wTabCaption Property (Tab Controls)

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