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TreeWalker.GetParent Method (AutomationElement)

Retrieves the parent element of the specified AutomationElement.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)
member GetParent : 
        element:AutomationElement -> AutomationElement

Parameters

element
Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement

The element whose parent is to be returned.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement
The parent element, or a null reference (Nothing in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET) if the specified element is the root element in the tree, or if the parent element is not visible in the current view.

The following example shows GetParent being used to find the window element that contains a specified element.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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