Expand Action (TreeViewItem Objects)

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


Depending on the Expand parameter the Expand action expands or collapses the current tree view item. The effect is the same as when you click the “+” (or “-”) button of a node. However, the Expand action does not move the cursor.



TestObj A variable, parameter or expression that specifies a reference to one of the objects listed in the Applies To section
Expand [in]    Optional    Boolean Default value: True   
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 whether to expand or to collapse the item.

Result Value



To collapse an item you can either call the Collapse action or call Expand with the Expand parameter set to False.


To view an example that demonstrates how to use the Expand action, see Expanding and Collapsing Tree View Items in Desktop Windows Applications.

See Also

Collapse Action (TreeViewItem Objects)
Expanded Property (TreeViewItem Objects)
ExpandItem Action (TreeView Controls)

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