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UI Automation Specification

The UI Automation Specification provides information about Microsoft's accessibility frameworks, including Active Accessibility, UI Automation, and UI Automation Express. It discusses each framework's main components, provides design considerations and examples, and describes requirements for implementation.


UI Automation Specification Copyright License

The following copyright license applies to the UI Automation Specification and must be included in any copies that are made of the UI Automation Specification. The current UI Automation Specification is available on the Microsoft Download Center.

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