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AccessibleObject::Navigate Method

Navigates to another accessible object.

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

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction::Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag::UnmanagedCode)]
public:
virtual AccessibleObject^ Navigate(
	AccessibleNavigation navdir
)

Parameters

navdir
Type: System.Windows.Forms::AccessibleNavigation
One of the AccessibleNavigation values.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::AccessibleObject
An AccessibleObject that represents one of the AccessibleNavigation values.

ExceptionCondition
COMException

The navigation attempt fails.

Navigation, both spatial and logical, is always restricted to the user interface elements within a container. With spatial navigation, clients can navigate only to a sibling of the starting object. Depending on the navigational flag used with logical navigation, clients can navigate to either a child or to a sibling of the starting object. This method does not change the selection or focus. To change the focus or to select an object, use Select. The Navigate method retrieves only user interface elements that have a defined screen location.

Notes to Inheritors

All visual objects must support this method. If an object has the state AccessibleStates::Invisible, navigation to this hidden object might fail. Some system-defined interface elements such as menus, menu items, and pop-up menus allow navigation to objects that are not visible. However, other system-defined user interface elements do not support this. If possible, servers should support navigation to objects that are not visible, but this support is not required and clients should not expect it.

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 demonstrates shows overriding the Navigate method. 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

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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