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SelectionItemPattern.SelectionItemPatternInformation.SelectionContainer Property

Gets the AutomationElement that supports the SelectionPattern control pattern and acts as the container for the calling object.

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

public AutomationElement SelectionContainer { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement
The container object. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET).

The following example shows how to retrieve the AutomationElement representing the selection container of a selection item.


///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <summary>
/// Retrieves the selection container for a selection item.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="selectionItem">
/// An automation element that supports SelectionItemPattern.
/// </param>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private AutomationElement GetSelectionItemContainer(
    AutomationElement selectionItem)
{
    // Selection item cannot be null
    if (selectionItem == null)
    {
        throw new ArgumentException();
    }

    SelectionItemPattern selectionItemPattern = 
        selectionItem.GetCurrentPattern(SelectionItemPattern.Pattern) 
        as SelectionItemPattern;
    if (selectionItemPattern == null)
    {
        return null;
    }
    else
    {
        return selectionItemPattern.Current.SelectionContainer; 
    }
}


.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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