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AutomationElement Class

Represents a UI Automation element in the UI Automation tree, and contains values used as identifiers by UI Automation client applications.

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

public sealed class AutomationElement

An AutomationElement corresponds to a piece of user interface (UI), regardless of underlying implementation (such as Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) or Win32).


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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