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TextPatternRange.Clone Method

Retrieves a new TextPatternRange identical to the original TextPatternRange and inheriting all properties of the original.

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

public TextPatternRange Clone()

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.Text.TextPatternRange
The new text range. A null reference (Nothing in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET) is never returned.

Alternatively, create a new DocumentRange from the TextPattern and move the two endpoints to correspond with the endpoints of the original text range.

The new range can be manipulated independently from the original.


private TextPatternRange CloneSelection(AutomationElement target)
{
    // Specify the control type we're looking for, in this case 'Document'
    PropertyCondition cond = new PropertyCondition(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, ControlType.Document);

    // target --> The root AutomationElement.
    AutomationElement textProvider = target.FindFirst(TreeScope.Descendants, cond);

    TextPattern textpatternPattern = textProvider.GetCurrentPattern(TextPattern.Pattern) as TextPattern;

    if (textpatternPattern == null)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Root element does not contain a descendant that supports TextPattern.");
        return null;
    }
    TextPatternRange[] currentSelection = textpatternPattern.GetSelection();
    return currentSelection[0].Clone();
}



Private Function CloneSelection(ByVal target As AutomationElement) As TextPatternRange
    ' Specify the control type we're looking for, in this case 'Document'
    Dim cond As PropertyCondition = New PropertyCondition(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, ControlType.Document)

    ' target --> The root AutomationElement.
    Dim textProvider As AutomationElement = target.FindFirst(TreeScope.Descendants, cond)

    Dim textpatternPattern As TextPattern = CType(textProvider.GetCurrentPattern(TextPattern.Pattern), TextPattern)

    If (textpatternPattern Is Nothing) Then
        Console.WriteLine("Root element does not contain a descendant that supports TextPattern.")
        Return Nothing
    End If
    Dim currentSelection As TextPatternRange() = textpatternPattern.GetSelection()
    Return currentSelection.Clone(0)
End Function


.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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