ItemAutomationPeer.GetHelpTextCore Method

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Returns the string that describes the functionality of the item element that is associated with this ItemAutomationPeer. his method is called by GetHelpText.

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


Protected Overrides Function GetHelpTextCore As String
protected override string GetHelpTextCore()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The help text, or String.Empty if there is no help text.


If the item is a UIElement with its own peer as reported by Owner, then information from that peer is forwarded. Next, the container peer (which could be ItemsControlAutomationPeer, ListBoxAutomationPeer, or another class) is used as a possible source. Finally, if there is no container peer, then this method returns String.Empty.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.