IRawElementProviderSimple.HostRawElementProvider Property

Gets a base provider for this element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation.Provider
Assembly:  UIAutomationProvider (in UIAutomationProvider.dll)

IRawElementProviderSimple HostRawElementProvider { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.Provider.IRawElementProviderSimple
The base provider, or null.

This property is the UI Automation provider for the window of a custom control. UI Automation uses this provider in combination with your provider implementation for a control hosted in a window. For example, the run-time identifier of the element is obtained from the host provider.

A host provider must be returned in any of the following cases:

  • This element is the root of a fragment.

  • The element is a simple element such as a pushbutton.

  • The provider is a repositioning placeholder.

In other cases, the property should return null.

The following example code shows an implementation of HostRawElementProvider for a fragment root that is hosted in a Windows form.

IRawElementProviderSimple IRawElementProviderSimple.HostRawElementProvider  
{
    get 
    {
        // myHWND is the handle of the window that contains this control. 
        return AutomationInteropProvider.HostProviderFromHandle(myHWND);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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