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AutomationElement.AutomationElementInformation.Name Property

Gets the name of the element.

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

public string Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the user interface (UI) element.

The name of an element can be used to find the element in the UI Automation element tree when the AutomationId property is not supported on the element.

For more information, see NameProperty.

The following example shows how the Name property is retrieved.

/// <summary> 
/// Handles ElementSelected events by showing a message. 
/// </summary> 
/// <param name="src">Object that raised the event; in this case, a list item.</param>
/// <param name="e">Event arguments.</param>
private void OnSelect(object src, AutomationEventArgs e)
{
    // Get the name of the item, which is equivalent to its text.
    AutomationElement element = src as AutomationElement;
    if (element != null)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(element.Current.Name + " was selected.");
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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