TextPattern.CultureAttribute Field

Identifies the Culture (CultureInfo) attribute of a text range down to the sub-language level; for example, French–Switzerland (fr-CH) instead of French (fr).

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

public static readonly AutomationTextAttribute CultureAttribute

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 CultureInfo. The default value is the language of the application user interface (UI).

See CultureInfo in the Microsoft .NET Framework for more detail on the language code format.

NoteNote

There might be cases where the server does not support the language tag or authors cannot use it. In those cases the default applies.

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

NoteNote

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 void GetCultureAttribute()
{
    // Start application.
    Process p = Process.Start("Notepad.exe", "text.txt");

    // target --> The root AutomationElement.
    AutomationElement target = AutomationElement.FromHandle(p.MainWindowHandle);

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

    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;
    }

    Object oAttribute = textpatternPattern.DocumentRange.GetAttributeValue(TextPattern.CultureAttribute);
    if (oAttribute == TextPattern.MixedAttributeValue)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Mixed culture info.");
    }
    else
    {
        Console.WriteLine(oAttribute.ToString());
    }
}
Private Sub GetCultureAttribute()
    ' 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.")
        Return 
    End If 

    Dim oAttribute As Object = textpatternPattern.DocumentRange.GetAttributeValue(TextPattern.CultureAttribute)
    If (oAttribute = TextPattern.MixedAttributeValue) Then
        Console.WriteLine("Mixed culture info.")
    Else
        Console.WriteLine(oAttribute.ToString())
    End If 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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