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AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty Field

Identifies the ControlType property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)
public static readonly AutomationProperty ControlTypeProperty

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.

The default value for the property is Custom

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


ControlType controlTypeId = 
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty)
    as ControlType;


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.


ControlType controlTypeId1;
object controlTypeNoDefault =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, true);
if (controlTypeNoDefault == AutomationElement.NotSupported)
{
    // TODO Handle the case where you do not wish to proceed using the default value.
}
else  
{
    controlTypeId1 = controlTypeNoDefault as ControlType;
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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