AutomationElement.LocalizedControlTypeProperty Field


Identifies the LocalizedControlType property in the local language.

public: static initonly System::Windows::Automation::AutomationProperty ^ LocalizedControlTypeProperty;
public static readonly System.Windows.Automation.AutomationProperty LocalizedControlTypeProperty;
 staticval mutable LocalizedControlTypeProperty : System.Windows.Automation.AutomationProperty
Public Shared ReadOnly LocalizedControlTypeProperty 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 localizedType =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.LocalizedControlTypeProperty) as string;
Dim localizedType 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, NotSupported is to be returned instead of a default value.

string localizedType1;
object localizedTypeNoDefault =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.LocalizedControlTypeProperty, true);
if (localizedTypeNoDefault == AutomationElement.NotSupported)
    localizedType1 = "Unknown type.";
    localizedType1 = localizedTypeNoDefault as string;
Dim localizedType1 As String
Dim localizedTypeNoDefault As Object = autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.LocalizedControlTypeProperty, True)
If localizedTypeNoDefault Is AutomationElement.NotSupported Then
    localizedType1 = "Unknown type."
    localizedType1 = CStr(localizedTypeNoDefault)
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.

A provider is required to expose this property when it represents a custom control that does not have a well-defined control type.

Return values of the property are of type String. The default value for the property is an empty string.

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