AutomationElement::GetSupportedPatterns Method ()

 
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Retrieves the control patterns that this AutomationElement supports.

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

public:
array<AutomationPattern^>^ GetSupportedPatterns()

Return Value

Type: array<System.Windows.Automation::AutomationPattern^>^

An array of AutomationPattern objects that represent the supported control patterns.

This method would typically be used for debugging. Calling it requires a great deal of processing, as it queries the AutomationElement for every possible pattern. Normally you would use GetCurrentPattern to retrieve a specific control pattern from an AutomationElement. To ascertain whether a particular pattern is supported, check the appropriate property; for example, IsWindowPatternAvailableProperty.

The following example shows how to retrieve the control patterns supported by an AutomationElement.

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.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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