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AutomationElement.Equals Method

Determines whether the specified AutomationElement has the same value as this AutomationElement.

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

public override bool Equals(
	Object obj


Type: System.Object
An AutomationElement to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified AutomationElement is equal to this AutomationElement;otherwise false.

Two elements that compare as equal may contain different cached information from different points in time. The equality check only tests that the AutomationElement objects refer to the same underlying user interface element; that is, that they have the same run-time identifier.

This method is equivalent to the equality operator, which also compare run-time identifiers.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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