The Realize method makes a virtual item fully accessible as a UI Automation element. A virtualized item is typically an item in a virtual list; that is, a list that does not manage its own data. When an application retrieves an automation element for a virtualized item by using the FindItemByProperty method, the provider may return a placeholder element that implements the IVirtualizedItemProvider interface. The implementation of the Realize method returns a full UI Automation element reference.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)