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AutomationElement.AccessKeyProperty Field

Identifies the AccessKey property.

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

public static readonly AutomationProperty AccessKeyProperty
public static final AutomationProperty AccessKeyProperty
public static final var AccessKeyProperty : AutomationProperty
Not applicable.

This identifier is used by UI Automation client applications. UI Automation providers should use the equivalent identifier in AutomationElementIdentifiers.

This property can also be retrieved from the Current or Cached properties.

An access key is a character in the text of a menu, menu item, or label of a control such as a button that activates the attached menu function. For example, the letter "O" is often used to invoke the File Open common dialog box from a File menu.

Access key values are of type String and contain the character registered as the access key for the element. The default value for the string is an empty string.

The following example retrieves the current value of the property. The default value is returned if the element does not provide one.

string accessKey =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.AccessKeyProperty) as string;

The following example retrieves the current value of the property, but specifies that if the element itself does not provide a value for the property, NotSupported is to be returned instead of a default value.

string accessKeyString;
object accessKeyNoDefault =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.AccessKeyProperty, true);
if (accessKeyNoDefault == AutomationElement.NotSupported)
{
    // TODO Handle the case where you do not wish to proceed using the default value.
}
else
{
    accessKeyString = accessKeyNoDefault as string;
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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