AutomationElement.GetSupportedPatterns Method

Retrieves the control patterns that this AutomationElement supports.

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

public AutomationPattern[] GetSupportedPatterns()

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationPattern[]
An array of AutomationPattern objects that represent the supported control patterns.

This method would typically be used for debugging. Calling it requires a great deal of processing, as it queries the AutomationElement for every possible pattern. Normally you would use GetCurrentPattern to retrieve a specific control pattern from an AutomationElement. To ascertain whether a particular pattern is supported, check the appropriate property; for example, IsWindowPatternAvailableProperty.

The following example shows how to retrieve the control patterns supported by an AutomationElement.

// element is an AutomationElement.
AutomationPattern[] patterns = element.GetSupportedPatterns();
foreach (AutomationPattern pattern in patterns)
{
    Console.WriteLine("ProgrammaticName: " + pattern.ProgrammaticName);
    Console.WriteLine("PatternName: " + Automation.PatternName(pattern));
}

.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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