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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.

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