AutomationPeer.GetAutomationId Method

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets the AutomationId of the object that is associated with the automation peer.

Namespace: System.Windows.Automation.Peers
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Public Function GetAutomationId As String
public string GetAutomationId()

Return Value

Type: System..::.String
The automation identifier.


This implementation does nothing more than calling GetAutomationIdCore.

In general, a UI Automation AutomationID is more relevant to automation scenarios, whereas a UI Automation Name is more relevant to accessibility scenarios.

In practical terms, the value of the UI Automation identifier is generally the AutomationId property. If that property is not set, the value is the Name property. However that behavior is not yet implemented at this level. See FrameworkElementAutomationPeer..::.GetAutomationIdCore.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


AutomationPeer Class

System.Windows.Automation.Peers Namespace