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AutomationProperty Class

Identifies a property of an AutomationElement.

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

public class AutomationProperty : AutomationIdentifier
public class AutomationProperty extends AutomationIdentifier
public class AutomationProperty extends AutomationIdentifier
Not applicable.

This class identifies properties, not the values of properties. Static objects of this type are found as fields of AutomationElement and control pattern classes.

The following example adds a property-changed event handler, and the handler checks the Property member of the event arguments to determine the property that has been changed.


AutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler propChangeHandler;
/// <summary>
/// Adds a handler for property-changed event; in particular, a change in the enabled state.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="element">The UI Automation element whose state is being monitored.</param>
public void SubscribePropertyChange(AutomationElement element)
{
    Automation.AddAutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler(element, 
        TreeScope.Element, 
        propChangeHandler = new AutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler(OnPropertyChange),
        AutomationElement.IsEnabledProperty);

}

/// <summary>
/// Handler for property changes.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="src">The source whose properties changed.</param>
/// <param name="e">Event arguments.</param>
private void OnPropertyChange(object src, AutomationPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
{
    AutomationElement sourceElement = src as AutomationElement;
    if (e.Property == AutomationElement.IsEnabledProperty)
    {
        bool enabled = (bool)e.NewValue;
        // TODO: Do something with the new value. 
        // The element that raised the event can be identified by its runtime ID property.
    }
    else
    { 
        // TODO: Handle other property-changed events.
    }
}

public void UnsubscribePropertyChange(AutomationElement element)
{
    if (propChangeHandler != null)
    {
        Automation.RemoveAutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler(element, propChangeHandler);
    }
}

System.Object
   System.Windows.Automation.AutomationIdentifier
    System.Windows.Automation.AutomationProperty

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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