wEllipses Property (ToolBar and MenuBar Controls)

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


The wEllipses property specifies whether a button's caption is cut off and an ellipsis is displayed.


TestObj.wEllipses(Item, By Position)

Read-Only Property Boolean
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    
By Position [in]    Optional    Boolean Default value: False   

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 parameters:


Specifies the caption, identifier or position on the control (from 0) of the desired item. For more information, see the Remarks section below.

By Position

Specifies whether the Item parameter specifies the identifier or position on the control of the desired item. For information on which of these values is used, see the Remarks section at the bottom of this page.

Property Value

True, if the caption text ends with ellipses, and False, if whole text is displayed. If the specified item could not be found, the property also returns False.


You can specify the desired control’s item by assigning item’s caption, identifier or position on the control to the Item parameter. Therefore, if this parameter holds a string, TestComplete identifies the item by caption. When Item specifies the caption, you can use wildcards (* and ?) or regular expressions to mark variable parts of the caption. The caption can be case-sensitive or case-insensitive depending on the value of the Use case-sensitive parameters project setting. If Item holds an integer value, then TestComplete checks the ByPosition parameter to determine in what way to identify the item: if ByPosition is True, TestComplete treats the Item value as the item position; if ByPosition is False, TestComplete treats the Item value as an identifier.

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

See Also

ClickItem Action
CheckItem Action
wHotImage Property
wButtonID Property
wButtonCount Property
wButtonPos Property
wChecked Property
wEnabled Property
wGrayed Property
wVisible Property

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