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TreeWalker.GetNextSibling Method (AutomationElement, CacheRequest)

Retrieves the next sibling element of the specified AutomationElement and caches properties and patterns.

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

public AutomationElement GetNextSibling(
	AutomationElement element,
	CacheRequest request


Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement
The element from which to retrieve the next sibling.
Type: System.Windows.Automation.CacheRequest
A cache request object specifying properties and patterns on the returned AutomationElement to cache.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement
The next sibling element, or a null reference (Nothing in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET) if there is no such element.

An AutomationElement 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 AutomationElement tree changes as the visible user interface (UI) elements on the desktop change. It is not guaranteed that an element returned as the next sibling element will be returned as the next sibling on subsequent passes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.