AutomationElement.ItemTypeProperty Field


Identifies the ItemType property.

public: static initonly System::Windows::Automation::AutomationProperty ^ ItemTypeProperty;
public static readonly System.Windows.Automation.AutomationProperty ItemTypeProperty;
 staticval mutable ItemTypeProperty : System.Windows.Automation.AutomationProperty
Public Shared ReadOnly ItemTypeProperty As AutomationProperty 

Field Value


The following example retrieves the current value of the property. The default value is returned if the element does not provide one.

string itemType =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.ItemTypeProperty) as string;
Dim itemType As String = _

The following example retrieves the current value of the property, but specifies that if the element itself does not provide a value for the property, an application-defined string is to be returned instead of a default value.

string itemType1;
object itemTypeNoDefault =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.ItemTypeProperty, true);
if (itemTypeNoDefault == AutomationElement.NotSupported)
    itemType1 = "Unknown type";
    itemType1 = itemStatusNoDefault as string;
Dim itemType1 As String
Dim itemTypeNoDefault As Object = _
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.ItemTypeProperty, True)
If itemTypeNoDefault Is AutomationElement.NotSupported Then
    itemType1 = "Unknown type"
    itemType1 = CStr(itemStatusNoDefault)
End If


This identifier is used by UI Automation client applications. UI Automation providers should use the equivalent identifier in AutomationElementIdentifiers.

This property can also be retrieved from the Current or Cached properties.

The return value is a control-defined String. The default value is an empty string.

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