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ScrollPattern.ScrollPatternInformation.VerticallyScrollable Property

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the UI Automation element can scroll vertically.

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

public bool VerticallyScrollable { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the UI Automation element can scroll horizontally; otherwise false. The default value is false.

This property can be dynamic. For example, the content area of the UI Automation element might not be larger than the current viewable area, meaning VerticallyScrollable is false. However, resizing the UI Automation element or adding child items can increase the bounds of the content area beyond the viewable area, indicating that VerticallyScrollable is true.

In the following example, a ScrollPattern control pattern is obtained from a UI Automation element and is then used to vertically scroll the element the requested amount.

///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <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 horizontally scroll the requested amount.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="targetControl">
/// The automation element of interest.
/// </param>
/// <param name="vScrollAmount">
/// The requested vertical scroll amount.
/// </param>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private void ScrollElementVertically(
    AutomationElement targetControl,
    ScrollAmount vScrollAmount)
{
    if (targetControl == null)
    {
        throw new ArgumentNullException(
            "AutomationElement argument cannot be null.");
    }

    ScrollPattern scrollPattern = GetScrollPattern(targetControl);

    if (scrollPattern == null)
    {
        return;
    }

    if (!scrollPattern.Current.VerticallyScrollable)
    {
        return;
    }

    try
    {
        scrollPattern.ScrollVertical(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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