IToggleProvider Interface


Exposes methods and properties to support Microsoft UI Automation client access to controls that can cycle through a set of states and maintain a particular state. Implement this interface in order to support the capabilities that an automation client requests with a GetPattern call and PatternInterface.Toggle.

public interface class IToggleProvider
__interface IToggleProvider
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public interface IToggleProvider
Public Interface IToggleProvider

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)


Controls that do not maintain state when activated, such as buttons, toolbar buttons, and hyperlinks, must implement IInvokeProvider instead. The Toggle pattern has guidelines and conventions that aren't fully documented here. For more info on what this pattern is for, see Toggle Control Pattern.

IToggleProvider is implemented by these existing Windows Runtime classes:

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



Gets the toggle state of the control.



Cycles through the toggle states of a control.

Applies to

See also