UI Automation Support for the TitleBar Control Type

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This documentation is intended for .NET Framework developers who want to use the managed UI Automation classes defined in the System.Windows.Automation namespace. For the latest information about UI Automation, see Windows Automation API: UI Automation.

This topic provides information about UI Automation support for the TitleBar control type. In UI Automation, a control type is a set of conditions that a control must meet in order to use the ControlTypeProperty property. The conditions include specific guidelines for UI Automation tree structure, UI Automation property values and control patterns.

Title bar controls represent titles or caption bars in a window.

The following sections define the required UI Automation tree structure, properties, control patterns, and events for the TitleBar control type. The UI Automation requirements apply to all title bar controls, whether Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Win32, or Windows Forms.

The following table depicts the control view and the content view of the UI Automation tree that pertains to title bar controls and describes what can be contained in each view. For more information on the UI Automation tree, see UI Automation Tree Overview.

Control ViewContent View

- Menu (0 or 1)
- Button (0 or more)
Not applicable. (the title bar control has no content.)

The following table lists the UI Automation properties whose value or definition is especially relevant to TitleBar controls. For more information about UI Automation properties, see UI Automation Properties for Clients.

UI Automation PropertyValueNotes
AutomationIdPropertySee notes.The value of this property needs to be unique across all controls in an application.
BoundingRectanglePropertySee notes.The bounding rectangle of a title bar must encompass all of the controls contained within it.
ClickablePointPropertySee notes.Supported if there is a bounding rectangle. If not every point within the bounding rectangle is clickable, and you perform specialized hit testing, then override and provide a clickable point.
IsKeyboardFocusablePropertyFalseTitle bars never have keyboard focus.
NameProperty""The title bar is not content; its textual information is exposed on the parent window.
LabeledByPropertySee notes.The title bar control usually does not have a label.
ControlTypePropertyTitleBarThis value is the same for all UI frameworks.
LocalizedControlTypeProperty"title bar"Localized string corresponding to the TitleBar control type.
IsContentElementPropertyFalseThe title bar control is never content.
IsControlElementPropertyTrueThe title bar control must always be a control.
IsOffscreenPropertyDependsThis control will return a value depending on whether the title bar is visible on the screen.
HelpTextProperty""It is not necessary to expose Help text.
AcceleratorKeyProperty""Title bars never have accelerator keys.
AccessKeyProperty""The title bar control does not have an access key.

The TitleBar control type is not required to support any control patterns. Its functionality is exposed through the Window control pattern on the Window control.

The following table lists the UI Automation events required to be supported by all title bar controls. For more information about events, see UI Automation Events Overview.

UI Automation EventSupportNotes
BoundingRectangleProperty property-changed event.RequiredNone
IsOffscreenProperty property-changed event.RequiredNone
IsEnabledProperty property-changed event.NeverNone

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