AutomationElement.GetSupportedPatterns Method

Definition

Retrieves the control patterns that this AutomationElement supports.

public:
 cli::array <System::Windows::Automation::AutomationPattern ^> ^ GetSupportedPatterns();
public System.Windows.Automation.AutomationPattern[] GetSupportedPatterns ();
member this.GetSupportedPatterns : unit -> System.Windows.Automation.AutomationPattern[]
Public Function GetSupportedPatterns () As AutomationPattern()

Returns

AutomationPattern[]

An array of AutomationPattern objects that represent the supported control patterns.

Examples

The following example shows how to retrieve the control patterns supported by an AutomationElement.

// element is an AutomationElement.
AutomationPattern[] patterns = element.GetSupportedPatterns();
foreach (AutomationPattern pattern in patterns)
{
    Console.WriteLine("ProgrammaticName: " + pattern.ProgrammaticName);
    Console.WriteLine("PatternName: " + Automation.PatternName(pattern));
}
' element is an AutomationElement.
Dim patterns As AutomationPattern() = element.GetSupportedPatterns()
Dim pattern As AutomationPattern
For Each pattern In patterns
    Console.WriteLine("ProgrammaticName: " + pattern.ProgrammaticName)
    Console.WriteLine("PatternName: " + Automation.PatternName(pattern))
Next pattern

Remarks

This method would typically be used for debugging. Calling it requires a great deal of processing, as it queries the AutomationElement for every possible pattern. Normally you would use GetCurrentPattern to retrieve a specific control pattern from an AutomationElement. To ascertain whether a particular pattern is supported, check the appropriate property; for example, IsWindowPatternAvailableProperty.

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