AutomationElement Class

Represents a UI Automation element in the UI Automation tree, and contains values used as identifiers by UI Automation client applications. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class AutomationElement
public final class AutomationElement
public final class AutomationElement
Not applicable.

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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0