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WindowPattern.Pattern Field

Identifies the WindowPattern control pattern.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)
Public Shared ReadOnly Pattern As AutomationPattern

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

The pattern identifier is passed to methods such as GetCurrentPattern to retrieve the control pattern of interest from the specified AutomationElement.

In the following example, a WindowPattern control pattern is obtained from an AutomationElement.

''' <summary> 
''' Obtains a WindowPattern control pattern from an automation element. 
''' </summary> 
''' <param name="targetControl"> 
''' The automation element of interest. 
''' </param> 
''' <returns> 
''' A WindowPattern object. 
''' </returns> 
Private Function GetWindowPattern(ByVal targetControl As AutomationElement) As WindowPattern
    Dim windowPattern As WindowPattern = Nothing 

        windowPattern = DirectCast( _
        targetControl.GetCurrentPattern(windowPattern.Pattern), _
        ' object doesn't support the WindowPattern control pattern 
        Return Nothing 
    End Try 
    ' Make sure the element is usable. 
    If False = windowPattern.WaitForInputIdle(10000) Then 
        ' Object not responding in a timely manner 
        Return Nothing 
    End If 
    Return windowPattern
End Function 'GetWindowPattern

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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