ClickItem Action (ToolBar Controls)

Applies to TestComplete 15.65, last modified on June 26, 2024
This method is not supported in web tests (including cross-platform web tests) that use XPath expressions and CSS selectors to locate web elements. This method can be only used in tests that locate web objects by using internal identification properties provided by TestComplete.


The ClickItem action moves the mouse pointer to the control’s item specified by its index or name, and then simulates a single click over it.


TestObj.ClickItem(Item, 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    
Shift [in]    Optional    TShiftKey Default value: skNoShift   
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 caption or zero-based index of the desired item. The caption could contain asterisk (*) or question mark (?) wildcards or regular expressions. The asterisk corresponds to a string of any length, the question mark corresponds to any single character. 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 a key which will be pressed during the click. See TShiftKey.

Result Value



If the item is not found, ClickItem fails and posts an error message to the test log.

See Also

Selecting Toolbar Buttons in Desktop Windows Applications
ClickItem Action (Specific to Win32, MFC ToolBar and MFC MenuBar Controls)
ClickItemR Action (ToolBar Controls)
DblClickItem Action (ToolBar Controls)
DblClickItemR Action (ToolBar Controls)
ClickItemXY Action (ToolBar Controls)
DblClickItemXY Action (ToolBar Controls)

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