TestComplete supports testing of various Web controls. The sections below describe how you can test these controls in detail.
About Web Control Support
TestComplete can access web page elements displayed in the Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, or Chrome browser, or in the WebBrowser or Chromium Embedded Framework controls integrated into the tested application. That is, you can access every P, DIV, IMG, INPUT and many other tags and their properties. As for web pages displayed in other browsers (for instance, in Konqueror or in Netscape Navigator), you can test them in black-box mode. In other words, you can simulate keystrokes or mouse clicks by coordinates, but you cannot address their individual elements.
TestComplete provides extended support for the most popular web controls and elements. These controls are automatically associated with special program objects that extend the controls’ functionality with a number of supplementary methods and properties. These extended methods and properties let you perform various operations over web elements and controls, for example, select individual items or retrieve the item text (see below).
Support for web controls is rather transparent. During test recording, TestComplete automatically recognizes web controls on a page and records the appropriate test commands for your actions. You can then run the recorded test to see how TestComplete simulates user actions. The entire procedure does not depend on the control type. For information on creating and running web tests, see Web Testing Tutorial.
Below, is the full list of web controls and elements TestComplete provides extended support for:
Support for Web Application Framework Controls
Quite often, dynamic web pages are created using so called web application frameworks - ASP.NET Ajax, Google Web Toolkit, Dojo Toolkit, Yahoo UI and others. These frameworks provide developers with a vast number of dynamic controls.
TestComplete can handle these controls without any preliminary preparations. Dynamic controls are typically recognized either as
Onscreen objects, or as special program objects that extend the controls’ functionality, like the above-mentioned program objects, Flex program objects, Java program objects or some other. Additionally, you can configure the object mapping scheme to improve recognition of dynamic controls. See the Simulating user actions over web application framework controls section in the Testing Web Applications topic for details.
Supported Browser Versions
The plugins support the following browsers: