IUIAutomation::ElementFromPoint method

Retrieves the UI Automation element at the specified point on the desktop.

Syntax

HRESULT ElementFromPoint(
  POINT                pt,
  IUIAutomationElement **element
);

Parameters

pt

Type: POINT

The desktop coordinates of the UI Automation element.

element

Type: IUIAutomationElement**

Receives a pointer to the UI Automation element.

Return Value

Type: HRESULT

If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Remarks

The IUIAutomation::ElementFromPoint method returns the UIA_E_ELEMENTNOTAVAILABLE error code if the element under the point is already removed by the time the method returns. Clients should handle errors from this method gracefully; for example, by trying the call again.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Vista, Windows XP with SP3 and Platform Update for Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header uiautomationclient.h (include UIAutomation.h)

See Also

IUIAutomation

IUIAutomation::ElementFromPointBuildCache