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GetParent Method (AutomationElement, CacheRequest)
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TreeWalker.GetParent Method (AutomationElement, CacheRequest)

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

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

member GetParent : 
        element:AutomationElement * 
        request:CacheRequest -> AutomationElement

Parameters

element
Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement

The element whose parent is to be returned.

request
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

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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