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ExpandCollapsePattern.Expand Method

Displays all child nodes, controls, or content of the AutomationElement.

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

public function Expand()

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

Expand is called when the ExpandCollapseState = LeafNode.

This is a blocking method that returns after the AutomationElement has been expanded.

There are cases when a AutomationElementthat is marked as a leaf node might not know whether it has children until either the Collapse or the Expand method is called. This behavior is possible with a tree view control that does delayed loading of its child items. For example, Microsoft Windows Explorer might display the expand icon for a node even though there are currently no child items; when the icon is clicked, the control polls for child items, finds none, and removes the expand icon. In these cases clients should listen for a property-changed event on the ExpandCollapseState property by registering an event handler with the AddAutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler method.

In the following example, an AutomationElementrepresenting a menu item is passed to a function that attempts to expand or collapse the menu item based on its current ExpandCollapseState.

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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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