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ScrollPattern.Scroll Method

Scrolls the visible region of the content area horizontally and vertically.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)
public void Scroll(
	ScrollAmount horizontalAmount,
	ScrollAmount verticalAmount
)

Parameters

horizontalAmount
Type: System.Windows.Automation.ScrollAmount

The horizontal increment specific to the control. NoScroll should be passed in if the control cannot be scrolled in this direction.

verticalAmount
Type: System.Windows.Automation.ScrollAmount

The vertical increment specific to the control. NoScroll should be passed in if the control cannot be scrolled in this direction.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

A control supports SmallIncrement values exclusively for horizontal or vertical scrolling but a LargeIncrement value is passed in.

InvalidOperationException

An attempt is made to scroll in an unsupported direction.

In the following example, a ScrollPattern control pattern is obtained from an AutomationElement and is then used to scroll the element a requested amount either horizontally or vertically.

///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <summary>
/// Obtains a ScrollPattern control pattern from an 
/// automation element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="targetControl">
/// The automation element of interest.
/// </param>
/// <returns>
/// A ScrollPattern object.
/// </returns>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private ScrollPattern GetScrollPattern(
    AutomationElement targetControl)
{
    ScrollPattern scrollPattern = null;

    try
    {
        scrollPattern =
            targetControl.GetCurrentPattern(
            ScrollPattern.Pattern)
            as ScrollPattern;
    }
    // Object doesn't support the ScrollPattern control pattern
    catch (InvalidOperationException)
    {
        return null;
    }

    return scrollPattern;
}


...


///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <summary>
/// Obtains a ScrollPattern control pattern from an automation 
/// element and attempts to scroll the requested amounts.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="targetControl">
/// The automation element of interest.
/// </param>
/// <param name="hScrollAmount">
/// The requested horizontal scroll amount.
/// </param>
/// <param name="vScrollAmount">
/// The requested vertical scroll amount.
/// </param>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private void ScrollElement(
    AutomationElement targetControl,
    ScrollAmount hScrollAmount,
    ScrollAmount vScrollAmount)
{
    if (targetControl == null)
    {
        throw new ArgumentNullException(
            "AutomationElement argument cannot be null.");
    }

    ScrollPattern scrollPattern = GetScrollPattern(targetControl);

    if (scrollPattern == null)
    {
        return;
    }

    try
    {
        scrollPattern.Scroll(hScrollAmount, vScrollAmount);
    }
    catch (InvalidOperationException)
    {
        // Control not able to scroll in the direction requested;
        // when scrollable property of that direction is False
        // TO DO: error handling.
    }
    catch (ArgumentException)
    {
        // If a control supports SmallIncrement values exclusively 
        // for horizontal or vertical scrolling but a LargeIncrement 
        // value (NaN if not supported) is passed in.
        // TO DO: error handling.
    }
}

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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