ExpandCollapsePattern.Collapse Method ()
Hides all descendant nodes, controls, or content of the AutomationElement.
Assembly: UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)
This is a blocking method that returns after the UI Automation element has been collapsed.
There are cases when a UI Automation element that is marked as a leaf node might not know whether it has children until either the Expand method is called. This behavior is possible with a tree view control that does delayed loading of its child items. For example, Microsoft Windows Explorer might display the expand icon for a node even though there are currently no child items; when the icon is clicked, the control polls for child items, finds none, and removes the expand icon. In these cases clients should listen for a property-changed event on the ExpandCollapseState property by registering an event handler with the AddAutomationPropertyChangedEventHandler method.or the
In the following example, a UI Automation element representing a menu item is passed to a function that attempts to expand or collapse the menu item based on its current ExpandCollapseState.
Available since 3.0