IUIAutomationTextRange::GetEnclosingElement method (uiautomationclient.h)

Returns the innermost UI Automation element that encloses the text range.


HRESULT GetEnclosingElement(
  [out, retval] IUIAutomationElement **enclosingElement


[out, retval] enclosingElement

Type: IUIAutomationElement**

Receives a pointer to the enclosing element, which is typically the text provider that supplies the text range. However, if the text provider supports child elements such as tables or hyperlinks, the enclosing element could be a descendant of the text provider.

Return value


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


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