ControlType.GetNeverSupportedPatterns Method ()

 

Retrieves the pattern identifiers that are not supported by the control type.

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

public AutomationPattern[] GetNeverSupportedPatterns()

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationPattern[]

An array of UI Automation pattern identifiers.

This method is useful for UI Automation clients such as test frameworks for a provider implementation that need to find all control patterns that are not permitted on this control type.

The following example calls GetNeverSupportedPatterns on every kind of ControlType contained as a static field in the ControlType class.

/// <summary>
/// Obtains information about patterns supported by control types.
/// Control types are obtained by reflection.
/// </summary>
private void ListPatterns()
{
    // Any instance of a ControlType will do since we just want to get the type.
    ControlType controlTypeInstance = ControlType.Button;
    Type type = typeof(ControlType);
    System.Reflection.FieldInfo[] fields = type.GetFields();
    foreach (System.Reflection.FieldInfo field in fields)
    {
        if (field.IsStatic)
        {
            ControlType controlType = field.GetValue(controlTypeInstance) as ControlType;
            Console.WriteLine("\n******************** {0} never supports:",
                               controlType.ProgrammaticName);
            AutomationPattern[] neverSupportedPatterns =
                               controlType.GetNeverSupportedPatterns();
            if (neverSupportedPatterns.Length == 0)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("(None)");
            }
            else
            {
                foreach (AutomationPattern pattern in neverSupportedPatterns)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(pattern.ProgrammaticName);
                }
            }

            Console.WriteLine("\n******************** {0} requires:",
                              controlType.ProgrammaticName);
            AutomationPattern[][] requiredPatternSets =
                              controlType.GetRequiredPatternSets();
            if (requiredPatternSets.Length == 0)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("(None)");
            }
            else
            {
                foreach (AutomationPattern[] patterns in requiredPatternSets)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("Pattern set:");
                    foreach (AutomationPattern pattern in patterns)
                    {
                        Console.WriteLine(pattern.ProgrammaticName);
                    }
                    Console.WriteLine("--------------------");
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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