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bjhiltbrand's avatar
Occasional Contributor
4 years ago

Enum of possible options for TestComplete Element not showing up in Autocomplete / Code Completion

I have a question,


I have a small script used to select values for different controls on a webpage. Because these values are finite, they are a perfect candidate for an Enum, so as to reduce the possibility of someone having a typo in text, and also to properly reference values in case they need to change in the future. Please see what I have below:


const assuranceLevel = Object.freeze({
  LOW: {value: 1, name: ' Low '},
  MODERATE: {value: 2, name: ' Moderate '},
  HIGH: {value: 3, name: ' High '},
  VERY_HIGH: {value: 4, name: ' Very High '}

function locateButtonGroup (buttonGroupTitleString) {
  return page.FindChildByXPath("//h4[text()='" + buttonGroupTitleString + "']/parent::div");

function selectLevel(buttonGroupElement, assuranceLevel) {
  buttonGroupElement.FindChildByXPath("./descendant::label[contains(text(), '" + + "')]").Click();

function testPage() {
  selectLevel(locateButtonGroup("Overall SAL"), assuranceLevel.VERY_HIGH);
  selectLevel(locateButtonGroup("Confidentiality"), assuranceLevel.MODERATE);
  selectLevel(locateButtonGroup("Integrity"), assuranceLevel.VERY_HIGH);
  selectLevel(locateButtonGroup("Availability"), assuranceLevel.MODERATE);



This works as expected, and I can use one of the "assuranceLevel" options to constrain my choices to valid inputs. However, when typing assuranceLevel, when I hit the ".", I would expect an autocomplete window to come up, allowing me to select one of the viable options. That does not happen, and I have to type out the option. This defeats the entire purpose of using the enum in the first place, as the possibilities for typos still exist. It's frustrating that VSCode and sublime text editor can do this just fine, but TestComplete can't.


Is there any way to get TestComplete to display options from enums in autocomplete?

7 Replies

  • BenoitB's avatar
    Community Hero
    Start typing the option value, character per character till to the minimum length needed to raise the autocomplete list.
    It's the way i do
    • bjhiltbrand's avatar
      Occasional Contributor

      I have done that, as well as pressing ctrl+space to force the autocomplete window to come up. Nothing happens either way. Am I missing something?

      • BenoitB's avatar
        Community Hero

        did you put a wait in typing with the '[Pxxx]' syntax ?


        Sounds strange, do you have access to dev team ? if yes please ask them how they've implemented the autocomplete, perhaps it's not a standard way.


        The code below just check if autocomplete has occured and filled correctly the field (TextInput) with the wanted value (Value).

        I've put a click on the field each characted typed, this is the only trick used.


                  let i = 0;
                  while ((!(TextInput.WaitProperty(PropertyName, Value, 100))) && (i<10)) {
                    if (ClearField)
                    let tableau = Value.split("");
                    for (let j = 0; j<tableau.length; j++) {
                      TextInput.Keys(tableau[j] + '[P250]');
                      if (TextInput.WaitProperty(PropertyName, Value, 100))