ItemsControlAutomationPeer.CreateItemAutomationPeer Method

Creates a new instance of the ItemAutomationPeer for a data item. The item exists in the Items collection of the associated ItemsControl owner.

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


Protected Overridable Function CreateItemAutomationPeer ( _
    item As Object _
) As ItemAutomationPeer
protected virtual ItemAutomationPeer CreateItemAutomationPeer(
    Object item


Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Automation.Peers.ItemAutomationPeer
An object that exposes the data item to UI automation, or null. See Remarks.


An ItemsControl is capable of containing data items that are not a UIElement, or that do not have an associated peer class per the OnCreateAutomationPeer() implementation. In these cases, CreateItemAutomationPeer returns null.

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.