wDropDownMenu Property (ToolBar Controls)

Applies to TestComplete 15.64, last modified on May 16, 2024
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The wDropDownMenu property provides a scripting interface to the drop-down menu of a toolbar item specified by the Item parameter.



Read-Only Property A Menu object
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    

Applies To

The property is applied to the following objects:

View Mode

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


The property 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.

Property Value

A Menu object that corresponds to the item’s drop-down menu. If the item does not have a menu, or the item does not exist, the property returns an empty value (Nothing in VBScript, None in Python, null in JavaScript, JScript, C++Script and C#Script and nil in DelphiScript).


If you use Python or DelphiScript, you should enclose the parameter of the wDropDownMenu property in square brackets: wDropDownMenu[Item].

After you obtain the menu, you can select items from this menu using the returned object. See the Menu object description for more information about available menu actions.


To view an example that demonstrates how to use the wDropDownMenu property, see Selecting Items From Drop-Down Menus in Desktop Windows Applications.

See Also

wEnabled Property (Specific to Win32, MFC ToolBar and MFC MenuBar Controls)
wGrayed Property (Specific to Win32, MFC ToolBar and MFC MenuBar Controls)
wVisible Property (Specific to Win32, MFC ToolBar and MFC MenuBar Controls)
wButtonCount Property (ToolBar and MenuBar Controls)
wButtonPos Property (ToolBar and MenuBar Controls)

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