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Zels's avatar
New Contributor
2 years ago

Using TestComplete script to access ToolBar in Orders Sample

I am new to TestComplete so I am learning using the "Orders" code example.

I am trying to access the file open in the toolbar from the Orders example.  Using these python commands, I think that I can get to the toolbar:
p = Sys.Process("Orders")
w1 = p.WinFormsObject("MainForm")
toolBar = w1.WinFormsObject("ToolBar")


I am trying to figure out how to get access to the buttons now, I think the command :


gets me to the file open button, but I am at a lost at what to do next.


Thank you for any ideas.

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  • AlexKaras's avatar
    Champion Level 3



    I think that the following approach might be helpful:

    -- Plan some actions over tested application;

    -- Record script (or keyword test);

    -- Go through recorded code and try to understand it;

    -- Try to replay generated code. Use and help sections to resolve possible playback problems/instability;

    -- Try to enhance or extend generated code (add logging, some parameterization, etc.);

    -- Try to execute modified code.


    Repeat the above process several times to get better understanding of how TestComplete works with tested application. Try to read for details about NameMapping and Aliases ( and understand how this piece of functionality works.


    Try to use the obtained knowledge to craft test code that you actually need for your real tested application. Actually, you may start with small basic steps: e.g. create test that will reliably start your tested application and another test that will reliably close it. Even with these two basic tests you may check that new build of your tested application can be started and closed as expected.


    • Zels's avatar
      New Contributor

      Figured it Out.


      def FirstTestScript():
        p = Sys.Process("Orders")
        w1 = p.WinFormsObject("MainForm")
        toolbar = w1.WinFormsObject("ToolBar")
        Sys.Process("Orders").Window("#32770", "Open", 1).OpenFile("MyTable.tbl")
      #End of FirstScript