AutomationElement::TryGetCurrentPattern Method (AutomationPattern^, Object^%)


Retrieves an object that implements a control pattern.

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

bool TryGetCurrentPattern(
	AutomationPattern^ pattern,
	[OutAttribute] Object^% patternObject


Type: System.Windows.Automation::AutomationPattern^

The identifier of the control pattern to retrieve.

Type: System::Object^%

On return, the control pattern if it is supported; otherwise null.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the pattern is supported; otherwise false.

For some forms of user interface (UI), this method will incur cross-process performance overhead. Applications can concentrate overhead by caching patterns and then retrieving them by using GetCachedPattern.

The following example shows how to use this method to retrieve a control pattern.

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.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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