IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentControlType method

Retrieves the control type of the element.

This property is read-only.

Syntax

HRESULT get_CurrentControlType(
  CONTROLTYPEID *retVal
);

Parameters

retVal

Return Value

None

Remarks

Control types describe a known interaction model for UI Automation elements without relying on a localized control type or combination of complex logic rules. This property cannot change at run time unless the control supports the IUIAutomationMultipleViewPattern interface. An example is the Win32 ListView control, which can change from a data grid to a list, depending on the current view.

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

Automation Element Property IDs

CachedControlType

IUIAutomationElement

Reference