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AutomationElementCollection.CopyTo Method (AutomationElement[], Int32)

Copies the collection's elements to a specialized array instance, starting at the specified index in the target array.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)

public void CopyTo(
	AutomationElement[] array,
	int index


Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement[]

The destination of the elements copied from the collection.

Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index in the target array where copying should begin.


The destination array is not large enough, or index is outside the bounds of the array.

The following example shows how to copy an AutomationElementCollection to an array of AutomationElement objects.

// elementCollection is an AutomationElementCollection.
AutomationElement[] elementArray = new AutomationElement[elementCollection.Count];
elementCollection.CopyTo(elementArray, 0);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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