Retrieves the previous sibling element of the specified UI Automation element, and caches properties and control patterns.
HRESULT GetPreviousSibling( IUIAutomationElement *element, IUIAutomationCacheRequest *cacheRequest, IUIAutomationElement **previous );
- [in] The address of the IUIAutomationElement interface of the element for which to retrieve the previous sibling.
- [in] The address of the IUIAutomationCacheRequest interface for a cache request that specifies the properties and patterns to cache on the returned element.
- [out, retval] The address of a variable that receives a pointer to the IUIAutomationElement interface of the previous sibling element, or NULL if there is no sibling element.
Returns S_OK if successful, or an error value otherwise.
An element can have additional sibling elements that do not match the current view condition and thus are not returned when navigating the element tree.
The structure of the Microsoft UI Automation tree changes as the visible UI elements on the desktop change. It is not guaranteed that an element returned as the previous sibling element will be returned as the previous sibling on subsequent passes.