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SelectionItemPattern.Select Method

Deselects any selected items and then selects the current element.

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

public void Select()

The following example shows how to select an item in a container by specifying the text of the item.

/// <summary> 
/// Selects a string item in a container. 
/// </summary> 
/// <param name="selectionContainer">The selection container.</param>
/// <param name="itemText">The text to select.</param>
/// <remarks> 
/// This deselects any currently selected items.  
/// To add the item to the current selection in a multiselect list,  
/// use AddToSelection instead of Select. 
/// </remarks> 
public void SelectListItem(
    AutomationElement selectionContainer, String itemText)
    if ((selectionContainer == null) || (itemText == ""))
        throw new ArgumentException(
            "Argument cannot be null or empty.");

    Condition propertyCondition = new PropertyCondition(

    AutomationElement firstMatch = 
        selectionContainer.FindFirst(TreeScope.Children, propertyCondition);

    if (firstMatch != null)
            SelectionItemPattern selectionItemPattern;
            selectionItemPattern = 
            SelectionItemPattern.Pattern) as SelectionItemPattern;
        catch (InvalidOperationException)
            // Unable to select 

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0