AutomationElement.FromPoint Method (Point)


Retrieves a new AutomationElement object for the user interface (UI) item at specified point on the desktop.

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

Public Shared Function FromPoint (
	pt As Point
) As AutomationElement


Type: System.Windows.Point

The physical screen coordinates on the desktop at which to locate the UI element.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement

The UI item at the specified point.

FromPointreturns the element in the logical tree that is closest to the root element.

If your client application might try to find elements in its own user interface, you must make all UI Automation calls on a separate thread.

Although the point is within the bounding rectangle of the returned AutomationElement, it is not necessarily on a clickable part of the control. For example, a round button might not be clickable near one of the corners of its bounding rectangle.

The following example retrieves the AutomationElement at the system cursor location.

Private Function ElementFromCursor() As AutomationElement
    ' Convert mouse position from System.Drawing.Point to System.Windows.Point.
    Dim cursorPoint As System.Windows.Point = New System.Windows.Point( _
        System.Windows.Forms.Cursor.Position.X, System.Windows.Forms.Cursor.Position.Y)
    Return AutomationElement.FromPoint(cursorPoint)
End Function

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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