TransformPattern.TransformPatternInformation.CanMove TransformPattern.TransformPatternInformation.CanMove TransformPattern.TransformPatternInformation.CanMove TransformPattern.TransformPatternInformation.CanMove Property

Definition

Gets a value that specifies whether the UI Automation element can be moved.

public:
 property bool CanMove { bool get(); };
public bool CanMove { get; }
member this.CanMove : bool
Public ReadOnly Property CanMove As Boolean

Property Value

true if the element can be moved; otherwise false.

Examples

In the following example, a TransformPattern control pattern is obtained from an AutomationElement and subsequently used to move the AutomationElement.

///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <summary>
/// Obtains a TransformPattern control pattern from 
/// an automation element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="targetControl">
/// The automation element of interest.
/// </param>
/// <returns>
/// A TransformPattern object.
/// </returns>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private TransformPattern GetTransformPattern(
    AutomationElement targetControl)
{
    TransformPattern transformPattern = null;

    try
    {
        transformPattern =
            targetControl.GetCurrentPattern(TransformPattern.Pattern)
            as TransformPattern;
    }
    catch (InvalidOperationException)
    {
        // object doesn't support the TransformPattern control pattern
        return null;
    }

    return transformPattern;
}
'''--------------------------------------------------------------------
''' <summary>
''' Obtains a TransformPattern control pattern from 
''' an automation element.
''' </summary>
''' <param name="targetControl">
''' The automation element of interest.
''' </param>
''' <returns>
''' A TransformPattern object.
''' </returns>
'''--------------------------------------------------------------------
Private Function GetTransformPattern( _
ByVal targetControl As AutomationElement) As TransformPattern
    Dim transformPattern As TransformPattern = Nothing

    Try
        transformPattern = DirectCast( _
        targetControl.GetCurrentPattern(transformPattern.Pattern), _
        TransformPattern)
    Catch exc As InvalidOperationException
        ' object doesn't support the TransformPattern control pattern
        Return Nothing
    End Try

    Return transformPattern

End Function 'GetTransformPattern    
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
/// <summary>
/// Calls the TransformPattern.Move() method for an associated 
/// automation element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="transformPattern">
/// The TransformPattern control pattern obtained from
/// an automation element.
/// </param>
/// <param name="x">
/// The number of screen pixels to move the automation element 
/// horizontally.
/// </param>
/// <param name="y">
/// The number of screen pixels to move the automation element 
/// vertically.
/// </param>
///--------------------------------------------------------------------
private void MoveElement(
    TransformPattern transformPattern, double x, double y)
{
    try
    {
        if (transformPattern.Current.CanMove)
        {
            transformPattern.Move(x, y);
        }
    }
    catch (InvalidOperationException)
    {
        // object is not able to perform the requested action
        return;
    }
}
'''--------------------------------------------------------------------
''' <summary>
''' Calls the TransformPattern.Move() method for an associated 
''' automation element.
''' </summary>
''' <param name="transformPattern">
''' The TransformPattern control pattern obtained from
''' an automation element.
''' </param>
''' <param name="x">
''' The number of screen pixels to move the automation element 
''' horizontally.
''' </param>
''' <param name="y">
''' The number of screen pixels to move the automation element 
''' vertically.
''' </param>
'''--------------------------------------------------------------------
Private Sub MoveElement( _
ByVal transformPattern As TransformPattern, _
ByVal x As Double, ByVal y As Double)
    Try
        If transformPattern.Current.CanMove Then
            transformPattern.Move(x, y)
        End If
    Catch exc As InvalidOperationException
        ' object is not able to perform the requested action
        Return
    End Try

End Sub

Remarks

An object cannot be moved, resized or rotated such that its resulting screen location would be completely outside the coordinates of its container and inaccessible to keyboard or mouse. For example, when a top-level window is moved completely off-screen or a child object is moved outside the boundaries of the container's viewport. In these cases the object is placed as close to the requested screen coordinates as possible with the top or left coordinates overridden to be within the container boundaries.

Applies to