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.

Microsoft UI Automation is the new accessibility framework for Microsoft Windows. It addresses the needs of assistive technology products and automated test frameworks by providing programmatic access to information about the user interface (UI). In addition, UI Automation enables control and application developers to make their products accessible.

This documentation describes the UI Automation API for managed code. For information on programming for UI Automation in C++, see UI Automation for Win32 Applications.

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Accessibility Best Practices
UI Automation Fundamentals
UI Automation Providers for Managed Code
UI Automation Clients for Managed Code
UI Automation Control Patterns
UI Automation Text Pattern
UI Automation Control Types
UI Automation Specification and Community Promise