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AutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler Delegate

Represents the method implemented by the UI Automation client application to handle the event raised by a UI Automation provider when a property has changed.

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

public delegate void AutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler(
	Object sender,
	AutomationPropertyChangedEventArgs e
)

Parameters

sender
Type: System.Object
The object that raised the event.
e
Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationPropertyChangedEventArgs
Information about the event.

The AutomationElement represented by sender might not have any cached properties or patterns, depending on whether the application subscribed to this event while a CacheRequest was active.

Depending on the provider implementation, a property-changed event does not necessarily signify that the property value is different; it might just mean that the property was set, even to the same value. If your application needs to respond only to actual changes, it is your responsibility to track the state of the property.

In the following example, changes in the IsEnabled property of subscribed elements are handled.



AutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler propChangeHandler;
/// <summary>
/// Adds a handler for property-changed event; in particular, a change in the enabled state.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="element">The UI Automation element whose state is being monitored.</param>
public void SubscribePropertyChange(AutomationElement element)
{
    Automation.AddAutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler(element, 
        TreeScope.Element, 
        propChangeHandler = new AutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler(OnPropertyChange),
        AutomationElement.IsEnabledProperty);

}

/// <summary>
/// Handler for property changes.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="src">The source whose properties changed.</param>
/// <param name="e">Event arguments.</param>
private void OnPropertyChange(object src, AutomationPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
{
    AutomationElement sourceElement = src as AutomationElement;
    if (e.Property == AutomationElement.IsEnabledProperty)
    {
        bool enabled = (bool)e.NewValue;
        // TODO: Do something with the new value. 
        // The element that raised the event can be identified by its runtime ID property.
    }
    else
    { 
        // TODO: Handle other property-changed events.
    }
}

public void UnsubscribePropertyChange(AutomationElement element)
{
    if (propChangeHandler != null)
    {
        Automation.RemoveAutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler(element, propChangeHandler);
    }
}


.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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