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TextPattern::RangeFromPoint Method

Returns the degenerate (empty) text range nearest to the specified screen coordinates.

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

TextPatternRange^ RangeFromPoint(
	Point screenLocation


Type: System.Windows::Point

The location in screen coordinates.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.Text::TextPatternRange
A degenerate range nearest the specified location. Null is never returned.


A given point is outside the AutomationElement associated with the text pattern.

A text range that wraps a child object is returned if the screen coordinates are within the coordinates of an image, hyperlink, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or other embedded object.

Because hidden text is not ignored by RangeFromPoint, a degenerate range from the visible text closest to the given point is returned.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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)

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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