Element. Get Runtime Id Method
Retrieves the unique identifier assigned to the user interface (UI) item.
public: cli::array <int> ^ GetRuntimeId();
public int GetRuntimeId ();
member this.GetRuntimeId : unit -> int
Public Function GetRuntimeId () As Integer()
An array of integers representing the run-time identifier.
The following example shows how to retrieve the run-time identifier of an AutomationElement.
// element is an AutomationElement. int id = element.GetRuntimeId();
' element is an AutomationElement. Dim id As Integer() = element.GetRuntimeId()
The identifier is only guaranteed to be unique to the UI of the desktop on which it was generated. Identifiers can be reused over time.
The format of run-time identifiers might change in future releases. The returned identifier should be treated as an opaque value and used only for comparison; for example, to determine whether an AutomationElement is in the cache.