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AutomationElement.AutomationElementInformation.Name Property

Gets the name of the element.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Name As String
Dim instance As AutomationElement..::.AutomationElementInformation 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.Name

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 Sub OnSelect(ByVal src As Object, ByVal e As AutomationEventArgs)
    ' Get the name of the item, which is equivalent to its text. 
    Dim element As AutomationElement = DirectCast(src, AutomationElement)
    If (element IsNot Nothing) Then
        Console.WriteLine(element.Current.Name + " was selected.")
    End If 

End Sub 'OnSelect

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0