AccessibleObject::Bounds Property

 

Gets the location and size of the accessible object.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public:
property Rectangle Bounds {
	virtual Rectangle get();
}

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing::Rectangle

A Rectangle that represents the bounds of the accessible object.

Exception Condition
COMException

The bounds of control cannot be retrieved.

The Bounds property retrieves the object's bounding rectangle in screen coordinates. If the object has a nonrectangular shape, then this property represents the smallest rectangle that completely encompasses the entire object region. Therefore, for nonrectangular objects such as list view items, the coordinates of the object's bounding rectangle can fail, if tested, by calling the HitTest method, because HitTest determines the object's boundaries on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

Notes to Inheritors:

The default implementation returns the accessible object's bounding rectangle if the object wraps a system control; otherwise, it returns Rectangle::Empty. All visible accessible objects must support this method. Sound objects do not support this method.

The following example demonstrates the creation of an accessibility-aware chart control, using the AccessibleObject and Control::ControlAccessibleObject classes to expose accessible information. The control plots two curves along with a legend. The ChartControlAccessibleObject class, which derives from ControlAccessibleObject, is used in the CreateAccessibilityInstance method to provide custom accessible information for the chart control. Since the chart legend is not an actual Control -based control, but instead is drawn by the chart control, it does not have any built-in accessible information. Because of this, the ChartControlAccessibleObject class overrides the GetChild method to return the CurveLegendAccessibleObject that represents accessible information for each part of the legend. When an accessible-aware application uses this control, the control can provide the necessary accessible information.

This code excerpt demonstrates overriding the Bounds property. See the AccessibleObject class overview for the complete code example.

   // Inner class CurveLegendAccessibleObject represents accessible information
   // associated with the CurveLegend object.
public:
   ref class CurveLegendAccessibleObject: public AccessibleObject
   {
   private:
      CurveLegend^ curveLegend;

   public:
      CurveLegendAccessibleObject( CurveLegend^ curveLegend )
         : AccessibleObject()
      {
         this->curveLegend = curveLegend;
      }


   private:

      property ChartControlAccessibleObject^ ChartControl 
      {

         // Private property that helps get the reference to the parent ChartControl.
         ChartControlAccessibleObject^ get()
         {
            return dynamic_cast<ChartControlAccessibleObject^>(Parent);
         }

      }

   internal:

      property int ID 
      {

         // Internal helper function that returns the ID for this CurveLegend.
         int get()
         {
            for ( int i = 0; i < ChartControl->GetChildCount(); i++ )
            {
               if ( ChartControl->GetChild( i ) == this )
               {
                  return i;
               }

            }
            return  -1;
         }

      }

   public:

      property Rectangle Bounds 
      {

         // Gets the Bounds for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual Rectangle get() override
         {

            // The bounds is in screen coordinates.
            Point loc = curveLegend->Location;
            return Rectangle(curveLegend->chart->PointToScreen( loc ),curveLegend->Size);
         }

      }

      property String^ Name 
      {

         // Gets or sets the Name for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual String^ get() override
         {
            return curveLegend->Name;
         }

         virtual void set( String^ value ) override
         {
            curveLegend->Name = value;
         }

      }

      property AccessibleObject^ Parent 
      {

         // Gets the Curve Legend Parent's Accessible object.
         // This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual AccessibleObject^ get() override
         {
            return curveLegend->chart->AccessibilityObject;
         }

      }

      property System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleRole Role 
      {

         // Gets the role for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleRole get() override
         {
            return ::AccessibleRole::StaticText;
         }

      }

      property AccessibleStates State 
      {

         // Gets the state based on the selection for the CurveLegend.
         // This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual AccessibleStates get() override
         {
            AccessibleStates state = AccessibleStates::Selectable;
            if ( curveLegend->Selected )
            {
               state = static_cast<AccessibleStates>(state | AccessibleStates::Selected);
            }

            return state;
         }

      }

      // Navigates through siblings of this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
      virtual AccessibleObject^ Navigate( AccessibleNavigation navdir ) override
      {

         // Uses the internal NavigateFromChild helper function that exists
         // on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
         return ChartControl->NavigateFromChild( this, navdir );
      }


      // Selects or unselects this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
      virtual void Select( AccessibleSelection selection ) override
      {

         // Uses the internal SelectChild helper function that exists
         // on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
         ChartControl->SelectChild( this, selection );
      }

   };

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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