AutomationElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue Method (AutomationProperty)
Retrieves the value of the specified property on this AutomationElement. An appropriate default value for the property type is returned for properties not explicitly supported by the target user interface (UI) element.
Assembly: UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)
The UI Automation property identifier specifying which property to retrieve.
Return ValueType: System.Object
An object containing the value of the specified property.
The value returned by themethod is current at the time it is called. The value can subsequently change by other applications interacting with the UI.
If the for the element itself supports the property, the value of the property is returned. Otherwise, a default property specified by UI Automation is returned. For information on default properties, see the property identifier fields of AutomationElement, such as AcceleratorKeyProperty.GTMT
For some forms of UI, this method will incur cross-process performance overhead. Concentrate overhead by caching properties and then retrieving them by using GetCachedPropertyValue.
Legacy Code Example
The following example retrieves the current value of the HelpText property. The default value is returned if the element does not provide one.Code snippet is not found. Confirm that the code snippet name 'UIAClient_snip' is correct.
Available since 3.0