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IUIAutomationTreeWalker::GetParentElement method

Retrieves the parent element of the specified UI Automation element.

Syntax


HRESULT GetParentElement(
  [in]           IUIAutomationElement *element,
  [out, retval]  IUIAutomationElement **parent
);

Parameters

element [in]

Type: IUIAutomationElement*

A pointer to the element for which to retrieve the parent.

parent [out, retval]

Type: IUIAutomationElement**

Receives a pointer to the parent element, or NULL if there is no parent element.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Remarks

The structure of the Microsoft UI Automation tree changes as the visible UI elements on the desktop change. It is not guaranteed that an element returned as the parent element will be returned as the parent on subsequent passes.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Vista, Windows XP with SP3 and Platform Update for Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

Header

UIAutomationClient.h (include UIAutomation.h)

IDL

UIAutomationClient.idl

 

 

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