Implementing the UI Automation SelectionItem Control Pattern
This documentation is intended for .NET Framework developers who want to use the managed UI Automation classes defined in the System.Windows.Automation namespace. For the latest information about UI Automation, see Windows Automation API: UI Automation.
This topic introduces guidelines and conventions for implementing ISelectionItemProvider, including information about properties, methods, and events. Links to additional references are listed at the end of the overview.
The SelectionItemPattern control pattern is used to support controls that act as individual, selectable child items of container controls that implement ISelectionProvider. For examples of controls that implement the SelectionItem control pattern, see Control Pattern Mapping for UI Automation Clients
Implementation Guidelines and Conventions
When implementing the Selection Item control pattern, note the following guidelines and conventions:
- Single-selection controls that manage child controls that implement IRawElementProviderFragmentRoot, such as the Screen Resolution slider in the Display Properties dialog box, should implement ISelectionProvider and their children should implement both IRawElementProviderFragment and ISelectionItemProvider.
Required Members for ISelectionItemProvider
The following properties, methods, and events are required for implementing ISelectionItemProvider.
|Required members||Member type||Notes|
|InvalidatedEvent||Event||Raised when a selection in a container has changed significantly and requires sending more ElementSelectedEvent and ElementRemovedFromSelectionEvent events than the InvalidateLimit constant permits.|
- If the result of a Select, an AddToSelection, or a RemoveFromSelection is a single selected item, an ElementSelectedEvent should be raised; otherwise send ElementAddedToSelectionEvent/ ElementRemovedFromSelectionEvent as appropriate.
Providers must throw the following exceptions.
|InvalidOperationException||When any of the following are attempted:
- RemoveFromSelection is called on a single-selection container where IsSelectionRequiredProperty =
- RemoveFromSelection is called on a multiple-selection container where IsSelectionRequiredProperty =
- AddToSelection is called on a single-selection container where CanSelectMultipleProperty =
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