Name Property

AutomationElement.AutomationElementInformation.Name Property


Gets the name of the element.

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

public string Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The name of the user interface (UI) element.

The name of an element can be used to find the element in the UI Automation element tree when the AutomationId property is not supported on the element.

For more information, see NameProperty.

The following example shows how the Name property is retrieved.

/// <summary>
/// Handles ElementSelected events by showing a message.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="src">Object that raised the event; in this case, a list item.</param>
/// <param name="e">Event arguments.</param>
private void OnSelect(object src, AutomationEventArgs e)
    // Get the name of the item, which is equivalent to its text.
    AutomationElement element = src as AutomationElement;
    if (element != null)
        Console.WriteLine(element.Current.Name + " was selected.");

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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