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ExpandCollapsePattern.Pattern Field

Identifies the ExpandCollapsePattern control pattern.

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

public static readonly AutomationPattern Pattern

This identifier is used by UI Automation client applications. UI Automation providers should use the equivalent field in ExpandCollapsePatternIdentifiers.

The pattern identifier (ID) is passed to methods such as GetCurrentPattern to retrieve the control pattern of interest from the specified AutomationElement.

In the following example, a ExpandCollapsePattern control pattern is obtained from a UI Automation element.


///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <summary>
/// Obtains an ExpandCollapsePattern control pattern from an 
/// automation element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="targetControl">
/// The automation element of interest.
/// </param>
/// <returns>
/// A ExpandCollapsePattern object.
/// </returns>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private ExpandCollapsePattern GetExpandCollapsePattern(
    AutomationElement targetControl)
{
    ExpandCollapsePattern expandCollapsePattern = null;

    try
    {
        expandCollapsePattern =
            targetControl.GetCurrentPattern(
            ExpandCollapsePattern.Pattern)
            as ExpandCollapsePattern;
    }
    // Object doesn't support the ExpandCollapsePattern control pattern.
    catch (InvalidOperationException)
    {
        return null;
    }

    return expandCollapsePattern;
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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