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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
public AutomationElement GetNextSibling (
	AutomationElement element, 
	CacheRequest request
public function GetNextSibling (
	element : AutomationElement, 
	request : CacheRequest
) : AutomationElement
Not applicable.



The element from which to retrieve the next sibling.


A cache request object specifying properties and patterns on the returned AutomationElement to cache.

Return Value

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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0