IUIAutomationTextPattern::RangeFromChild method (uiautomationclient.h)

Retrieves a text range enclosing a child element such as an image, hyperlink, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or other embedded object.


HRESULT RangeFromChild(
  [in]          IUIAutomationElement   *child,
  [out, retval] IUIAutomationTextRange **range


[in] child

Type: IUIAutomationElement*

A pointer to the child element to be enclosed in the text range.

[out, retval] range

Type: IUIAutomationTextRange**

Receives a pointer to a text range that encloses the child element.

Return value


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


If there is no text in the range that encloses the child element, a degenerate (empty) range is returned.

The child parameter is either a child of the element associated with a IUIAutomationTextPattern or from the array of children of a IUIAutomationTextRange.


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


UI Automation Support for Textual Content