TextPattern.IsItalicAttribute Field


Identifies the IsItalic (FontStyle) attribute of a text range.

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

Public Shared ReadOnly IsItalicAttribute As AutomationTextAttribute

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

UI Automation clients get the value of the attribute by calling GetAttributeValue.

Values for this attribute are of type Boolean. The default value is false.

The following example shows how to obtain an attribute value for a range of text in Microsoft Notepad.


Microsoft Notepad is used as the text provider for example purposes only. Microsoft Notepad is not guaranteed to support the attribute value being requested.

Private Sub GetIsItalicAttribute()
    ' Start application.
    Dim p As Process = Process.Start("Notepad.exe", "text.txt")

    ' target --> The root AutomationElement.
    Dim target As AutomationElement = AutomationElement.FromHandle(p.MainWindowHandle)

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

    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.")
    End If

    Dim oAttribute As Object = textpatternPattern.DocumentRange.GetAttributeValue(TextPattern.IsItalicAttribute)
    If (oAttribute = TextPattern.MixedAttributeValue) Then
        Console.WriteLine("Mixture of italic and non-italic.")
    End If
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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