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AutomationElement.Current Property

Gets the current property values of the AutomationElement.

Namespace: System.Windows.Automation
Assembly: UIAutomationClient (in uiautomationclient.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public AutomationElementInformation Current { get; }
/** @property */
public AutomationElementInformation get_Current ()

public function get Current () : AutomationElementInformation

Not applicable.

Property Value

A structure containing the current property values.
Exception typeCondition

ElementNotAvailableException

The UI for the AutomationElement no longer exists.

The accessors for UI Automation properties are represented as properties of the structure returned by Current. You do not need to retrieve the structure; you can access its members directly, as in the example below. For specific information on the properties available and their use, see AutomationElement.AutomationElementInformation.

To get the cached value of UI Automation properties on this element, use the Cached property.

The following example shows how the Current property is used to retrieve the name of an item that has been selected in a list.

/// <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.");
    }
}

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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