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InvokePattern.Pattern Field

Identifies the InvokePattern 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 InvokePatternIdentifiers.

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

In the following example an InvokePattern control pattern is obtained from a control and the Invoke method is called.


///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <summary>
/// Obtains an InvokePattern control pattern from a control
/// and calls the InvokePattern.Invoke() method on the control.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="targetControl">
/// The control of interest.
/// </param>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private void InvokeControl(AutomationElement targetControl)
{
    InvokePattern invokePattern = null;

    try
    {
        invokePattern =
            targetControl.GetCurrentPattern(InvokePattern.Pattern)
            as InvokePattern;
    }
    catch (ElementNotEnabledException)
    {
        // Object is not enabled
        return;
    }
    catch (InvalidOperationException)
    {
        // object doesn't support the InvokePattern control pattern
        return;
    }

    invokePattern.Invoke();
}


.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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