AccessibleObject.Parent Property

Gets the parent of an accessible object.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual AccessibleObject Parent { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject
An AccessibleObject that represents the parent of an accessible object, or null if there is no parent object.

Notes to Inheritors

All objects should support this property.

The following example demonstrates the creation of an accessibility-aware chart control, using the AccessibleObject and Control.ControlAccessibleObject classes to expose accessible information. The control plots two curves along with a legend. The ChartControlAccessibleObject class, which derives from ControlAccessibleObject, is used in the CreateAccessibilityInstance method to provide custom accessible information for the chart control. Since the chart legend is not an actual Control -based control, but instead is drawn by the chart control, it does not have any built-in accessible information. Because of this, the ChartControlAccessibleObject class overrides the GetChild method to return the CurveLegendAccessibleObject that represents accessible information for each part of the legend. When an accessible-aware application uses this control, the control can provide the necessary accessible information.

This code excerpt demonstrates overriding the Parent property. See the AccessibleObject class overview for the complete code example.

// Inner class CurveLegendAccessibleObject represents accessible information  
// associated with the CurveLegend object. 
public class CurveLegendAccessibleObject : AccessibleObject
{
    private CurveLegend curveLegend;

    public CurveLegendAccessibleObject(CurveLegend curveLegend) : base() 
    {
        this.curveLegend = curveLegend;                    
    }                

    // Private property that helps get the reference to the parent ChartControl. 
    private ChartControlAccessibleObject ChartControl
    {   
        get {
            return Parent as ChartControlAccessibleObject;
        }
    }

    // Internal helper function that returns the ID for this CurveLegend. 
    internal int ID
    {
        get {
            for(int i = 0; i < ChartControl.GetChildCount(); i++) {
                if (ChartControl.GetChild(i) == this) {
                    return i;
                }
            }
            return -1;
        }
    }

    // Gets the Bounds for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs. 
    public override Rectangle Bounds
    {
        get {                        
            // The bounds is in screen coordinates.
            Point loc = curveLegend.Location;
            return new Rectangle(curveLegend.chart.PointToScreen(loc), curveLegend.Size);
        }
    }

    // Gets or sets the Name for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs. 
    public override string Name
    {
        get {
            return curveLegend.Name;
        }
        set {
            curveLegend.Name = value;                        
        }
    }

    // Gets the Curve Legend Parent's Accessible object. 
    // This is used by accessibility programs. 
    public override AccessibleObject Parent
    {
        get {
            return curveLegend.chart.AccessibilityObject;
        }
    }

    // Gets the role for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs. 
    public override AccessibleRole Role 
    {
        get {
            return AccessibleRole.StaticText;
        }
    }

    // Gets the state based on the selection for the CurveLegend.  
    // This is used by accessibility programs. 
    public override AccessibleStates State 
    {
        get {
            AccessibleStates state = AccessibleStates.Selectable;
            if (curveLegend.Selected) 
            {
                state |= AccessibleStates.Selected;
            }
            return state;
        }
    }

    // Navigates through siblings of this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs. 
    public override AccessibleObject Navigate(AccessibleNavigation navdir) 
    {
        // Uses the internal NavigateFromChild helper function that exists 
        // on ChartControlAccessibleObject. 
        return ChartControl.NavigateFromChild(this, navdir);
    }

    // Selects or unselects this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs. 
    public override void Select(AccessibleSelection selection) 
    {
        // Uses the internal SelectChild helper function that exists 
        // on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
        ChartControl.SelectChild(this, selection);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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