UI Automation Support for the Slider Control Type
This topic provides information about UI Automation support for the Slider control type. In UI Automation, a control type is a set of conditions that a control must meet in order to use the ControlTypeProperty property. The conditions include specific guidelines for UI Automation tree structure, UI Automation property values and control types.
The Slider control is a composite control with buttons that enable a user with a mouse to set a numerical range or select from a set of items.
The following sections define the required UI Automation tree structure, properties, control patterns, and events for the Slider control type. The UI Automation requirements apply to all slider controls, whether Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Win32, or Windows Forms.
This topic contains the following sections.
The following table depicts the Control View and the Content View of the UI Automation tree that pertains to slider controls and describes what can be contained in each view. For more information on the UI Automation tree, see UI Automation Tree Overview.
The following table lists the UI Automation properties whose value or definition is especially relevant to the Slider control type. For more information on UI Automation properties, see UI Automation Properties for Clients.
UI Automation Property
The value of this property needs to be unique across all controls in an application.
The outermost rectangle that contains the whole control.
The majority of slider controls must raise the NoClickablePointException because the entire bounding rectangle of the slider control is occupied by child controls.
If the control can receive keyboard focus, it must support this property.
The name of the edit control is typically generated from a static text label. If there is not a static text label, a property value for Name must be assigned by the application developer. The Name property should never contain the textual contents of the edit control.
If there is a static text label associated with the control, then this property must expose a reference to that control. If the text control is a subcomponent of another control, it will not have a LabeledBy property set.
This value is the same for all UI frameworks.
Localized string corresponding to the Edit Control Type.
The edit control is always included in the content view of the UI Automation tree.
The edit control is always included in the control view of the UI Automation tree.
The following table lists the UI Automation control patterns required to be supported by all slider controls. For more information on control patterns, see UI Automation Control Patterns Overview.
The following table lists the UI Automation events required to be supported by all slider controls.
For more information on events, see UI Automation Events Overview.