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Class: matlab.uitest.TestCase
Namespace: matlab.uitest

Type in UI component



type(testCase,comp,value) types value in the UI component comp.


type(testCase,uit,indices,value) types value in the cell specified by indices within the table UI component uit.

Input Arguments

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Test case, specified as a matlab.uitest.TestCase object.

Component to type in during test, specified as a UI component object that supports a type gesture. Components that support type gestures include edit fields and text areas.

Supported ComponentTypical Creation Function
Date Pickeruidatepicker
Drop Downuidropdown
Edit Field (Numeric, Text)uieditfield
Text Areauitextarea

Value to type into the component. The data type of value depends on the type of component under test. For example, if the component is a spinner, specify value as numeric. If the component is a text area or table, specify value as a character vector or string.

Target table UI component, specified as a matlab.ui.control.Table object. Table UI components are created with the uitable function.

Indices of the table cell to type in, specified as a 1-by-2 vector with the row index appearing before the column index.

Example: [2 3]



To learn about attributes of methods, see Method Attributes.


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Create a text edit field.

ed = uieditfield('Value','Hello')

Create an interactive test case and verify the initial value.

tc = matlab.uitest.TestCase.forInteractiveUse;
Verification passed.

Type the word "Goodbye" in the edit field and verify the new value.

value = 'Goodbye';
Verification passed.

Create an editable drop-down list.

dropdown = uidropdown('Editable','on');

Create an interactive test case and add a custom item to the drop-down list.

tc = matlab.uitest.TestCase.forInteractiveUse;
tc.type(dropdown,'Custom Item')

Verify the new value.

tc.verifyEqual(dropdown.Value,'Custom Item')
Verification passed.

Create a table UI component that contains a mixture of different data types. Set the ColumnEditable property to true so that users can edit the data in the table.

fig = uifigure;
uit = uitable(fig);
d = {'Male',52,true;'Male',40,true;'Female',25,false};
uit.Data = d;
uit.ColumnName = {'Gender','Age','Authorized'};
uit.ColumnEditable = true;

Create an interactive test case and verify the initial value of the table cell with indices (1,2).

tc = matlab.uitest.TestCase.forInteractiveUse;
Verification passed.

Change the value of the cell to 50 and verify the new value.

tc.type(uit,[1 2],'50')

Verification passed.

Version History

Introduced in R2018a

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