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TextPattern.TextFlowDirectionsAttribute Field

Identifies the TextFlowDirections (FlowDirections) attribute of a text range.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)
public static readonly AutomationTextAttribute TextFlowDirectionsAttribute

This identifier is used by UI Automation client applications. UI Automation providers should use the equivalent field in TextPatternIdentifiers.

UI Automation clients get the value of the attribute by calling GetAttributeValue.

Values for this attribute are of type FlowDirections. The default value is Default.

The following example shows how to obtain an attribute value for a range of text in Microsoft Notepad.

NoteNote:

Microsoft Notepad is used as the text provider for example purposes only. Microsoft Notepad is not guaranteed to support the attribute value being requested.

private void GetTextFlowDirectionsAttribute()
{
    // Start application.
    Process p = Process.Start("Notepad.exe", "text.txt");

    // target --> The root AutomationElement.
    AutomationElement target = AutomationElement.FromHandle(p.MainWindowHandle);

    // Specify the control type we're looking for, in this case 'Document'
    PropertyCondition cond = new PropertyCondition(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, ControlType.Document);

    AutomationElement textProvider = target.FindFirst(TreeScope.Descendants, cond);

    TextPattern textpatternPattern = textProvider.GetCurrentPattern(TextPattern.Pattern) as TextPattern;

    if (textpatternPattern == null)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Root element does not contain a descendant that supports TextPattern.");
        return;
    }

    Object oAttribute = textpatternPattern.DocumentRange.GetAttributeValue(TextPattern.TextFlowDirectionsAttribute);
    if (oAttribute == TextPattern.MixedAttributeValue)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Mixed text flow directions.");
    }
    else
    {
        Console.WriteLine(oAttribute.ToString());
    }
}
Private Sub GetTextFlowDirectionsAttribute()
    ' Start application. 
    Dim p As Process = Process.Start("Notepad.exe", "text.txt")

    ' target --> The root AutomationElement. 
    Dim target As AutomationElement = AutomationElement.FromHandle(p.MainWindowHandle)

    ' Specify the control type we're looking for, in this case 'Document' 
    Dim cond As PropertyCondition = New PropertyCondition(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, ControlType.Document)

    Dim textProvider As AutomationElement = target.FindFirst(TreeScope.Descendants, cond)

    Dim textpatternPattern As TextPattern = CType(textProvider.GetCurrentPattern(TextPattern.Pattern), TextPattern)

    If (textpatternPattern Is Nothing) Then
        Console.WriteLine("Root element does not contain a descendant that supports TextPattern.")
        Return 
    End If 

    Dim oAttribute As Object = textpatternPattern.DocumentRange.GetAttributeValue(TextPattern.TextFlowDirectionsAttribute)
    If (oAttribute = TextPattern.MixedAttributeValue) Then
        Console.WriteLine("Mixed text flow directions.")
    Else
        Console.WriteLine(oAttribute.ToString())
    End If 
End Sub

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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