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AutomationElement.Current Property

Gets the current property values of the AutomationElement.

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

public AutomationElement..::.AutomationElementInformation Current { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement.AutomationElementInformation
A structure containing the current property values.

ExceptionCondition
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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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