AutomationEvent Class

Identifies a UI Automation event.

Namespace: System.Windows.Automation
Assembly: UIAutomationTypes (in uiautomationtypes.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

'Declaration
Public Class AutomationEvent
	Inherits AutomationIdentifier
'Usage
Dim instance As AutomationEvent

public class AutomationEvent extends AutomationIdentifier
public class AutomationEvent extends AutomationIdentifier
Not applicable.

Identifiers of these types are found as fields in various classes to identify events; for example, InvokedEvent. They are also found in the event arguments passed to UI Automation clients.

It is not possible to create custom events.

In the following example event handler, the AutomationEvent in the event arguments is compared with the AutomationEvent that identifies the Invoked event.

''' <summary>
''' AutomationEventHandler delegate.
''' </summary>
''' <param name="src">Object that raised the event.</param>
''' <param name="e">Event arguments.</param>
Private Sub OnUIAutomationEvent(ByVal src As Object, ByVal e As AutomationEventArgs)
    ' Make sure the element still exists. Elements such as tooltips can disappear
    ' before the event is processed.
    Dim sourceElement As AutomationElement
    Try
        sourceElement = DirectCast(src, AutomationElement)
    Catch ex As ElementNotAvailableException
        Exit Sub
    End Try
    If e.EventId Is InvokePattern.InvokedEvent Then
        ' TODO Add handling code.
    Else
    End If
    ' TODO Handle any other events that have been subscribed to.
    Console.WriteLine("Event: " & e.EventId.ProgrammaticName)
End Sub 'OnUIAutomationEvent

System.Object
   System.Windows.Automation.AutomationIdentifier
    System.Windows.Automation.AutomationEvent

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
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