IGridProvider IGridProvider IGridProvider IGridProvider Interface


Exposes methods and properties to support access by a Microsoft UI Automation client to controls that act as containers for a collection of child elements. Implement this interface in order to support the capabilities that an automation client requests with a GetPattern call and PatternInterface.Grid.

public : interface IGridProvider
struct winrt::Windows::UI::Xaml::Automation::Provider::IGridProvider
public interface IGridProvider
Public Interface IGridProvider

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


This pattern has guidelines and conventions that aren't fully documented here. For more info on what this pattern is for, see Grid Control Pattern.

IGridProvider isn't implemented by any existing Windows Runtime automation peers. Notably, IGridProvider doesn't exist for the Grid layout container, or for GridView. The interface exists so that custom control authors can support the automation pattern in a custom control, and implement their automation support using the same Windows Runtime managed or C++ API as they use to define control logic or other automation support.

Use GridPatternIdentifiers if you want to reference the IGridProvider pattern properties from control code when you fire automation events or call RaisePropertyChangedEvent.


ColumnCount ColumnCount ColumnCount ColumnCount

Gets the total number of columns in a grid.

RowCount RowCount RowCount RowCount

Gets the total number of rows in a grid.


GetItem(Int32, Int32) GetItem(Int32, Int32) GetItem(Int32, Int32) GetItem(Int32, Int32)

Retrieves the UI Automation provider for the specified cell.

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