TreeWalker::GetParent Method (AutomationElement^, CacheRequest^)


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Retrieves the parent element of the specified AutomationElement and caches properties and patterns.

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

AutomationElement^ GetParent(
	AutomationElement^ element,
	CacheRequest^ request


Type: System.Windows.Automation::AutomationElement^

The element whose parent is to be returned.

Type: System.Windows.Automation::CacheRequest^

A cache request object specifying members on the returned AutomationElement to cache.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation::AutomationElement^

The parent element, or a null reference (Nothing in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET) if the specified element is the root element in the tree, or the parent element is not visible in this view.

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 parent element will be returned as the parent on subsequent passes.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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