IUIAutomationElement interface (uiautomationclient.h)

Exposes methods and properties for a UI Automation element, which represents a UI item.

Inheritance

The IUIAutomationElement interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IUIAutomationElement also has these types of members:

Methods

The IUIAutomationElement interface has these methods.

 
IUIAutomationElement::BuildUpdatedCache

Retrieves a new UI Automation element with an updated cache.
IUIAutomationElement::FindAll

Returns all UI Automation elements that satisfy the specified condition.
IUIAutomationElement::FindAllBuildCache

Returns all UI Automation elements that satisfy the specified condition, prefetches the requested properties and control patterns, and stores the prefetched items in the cache.
IUIAutomationElement::FindFirst

Retrieves the first child or descendant element that matches the specified condition.
IUIAutomationElement::FindFirstBuildCache

Retrieves the first child or descendant element that matches the specified condition, prefetches the requested properties and control patterns, and stores the prefetched items in the cache.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedAcceleratorKey

Retrieves the cached accelerator key for the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedAccessKey

Retrieves the cached access key character for the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedAriaProperties

Retrieves the cached Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) properties of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedAriaRole

Retrieves the cached Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) role of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedAutomationId

Retrieves the cached Microsoft UI Automation identifier of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedBoundingRectangle

Retrieves the cached coordinates of the rectangle that completely encloses the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedClassName

Retrieves the cached class name of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedControllerFor

Retrieves a cached array of UI Automation elements for which this element serves as the controller.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedControlType

Retrieves a cached value that indicates the control type of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedCulture

Retrieves a cached value that indicates the culture associated with the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedDescribedBy

Retrieves a cached array of elements that describe this element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedFlowsTo

Retrieves a cached array of elements that indicate the reading order after the current element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedFrameworkId

Retrieves the cached name of the underlying UI framework associated with the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedHasKeyboardFocus

A cached value that indicates whether the element has keyboard focus.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedHelpText

Retrieves the cached help text for the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsContentElement

A cached value that indicates whether the element is a content element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsControlElement

Retrieves a cached value that indicates whether the element is a control element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsDataValidForForm

Retrieves a cached value that indicates whether the element contains valid data for the form.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsEnabled

Retrieves a cached value that indicates whether the element is enabled.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsKeyboardFocusable

Retrieves a cached value that indicates whether the element can accept keyboard focus.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsOffscreen

Retrieves a cached value that indicates whether the element is off-screen.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsPassword

Retrieves a cached value that indicates whether the element contains a disguised password.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedIsRequiredForForm

Retrieves a cached value that indicates whether the element is required to be filled out on a form.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedItemStatus

Retrieves a cached description of the status of an item within an element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedItemType

Retrieves a cached string that describes the type of item represented by the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedLabeledBy

Retrieves the cached element that contains the text label for this element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedLocalizedControlType

Retrieves the cached localized description of the control type of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedName

Retrieves the cached name of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedNativeWindowHandle

Retrieves the cached window handle of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedOrientation

Retrieves a cached value that indicates the orientation of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedProcessId

Retrieves the cached ID of the process that hosts the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CachedProviderDescription

Retrieves a cached description of the provider for this element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentAcceleratorKey

Retrieves the accelerator key for the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentAccessKey

Retrieves the access key character for the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentAriaProperties

Retrieves the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) properties of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentAriaRole

Retrieves the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) role of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentAutomationId

Retrieves the Microsoft UI Automation identifier of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentBoundingRectangle

Retrieves the coordinates of the rectangle that completely encloses the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentClassName

Retrieves the class name of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentControllerFor

Retrieves an array of elements for which this element serves as the controller.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentControlType

Retrieves the control type of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentCulture

Retrieves the culture identifier for the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentDescribedBy

Retrieves an array of elements that describe this element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentFlowsTo

Retrieves an array of elements that indicates the reading order after the current element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentFrameworkId

Retrieves the name of the underlying UI framework.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentHasKeyboardFocus

Indicates whether the element has keyboard focus.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentHelpText

Retrieves the help text for the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsContentElement

Indicates whether the element is a content element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsControlElement

Indicates whether the element is a control element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsDataValidForForm

Indicates whether the element contains valid data for a form.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsEnabled

Indicates whether the element is enabled.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsKeyboardFocusable

Indicates whether the element can accept keyboard focus.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsOffscreen

Indicates whether the element is off-screen.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsPassword

Indicates whether the element contains a disguised password.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentIsRequiredForForm

Indicates whether the element is required to be filled out on a form.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentItemStatus

Retrieves the description of the status of an item in an element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentItemType

Retrieves a description of the type of UI item represented by the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentLabeledBy

Retrieves the element that contains the text label for this element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentLocalizedControlType

Retrieves a localized description of the control type of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentName

Retrieves the name of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentNativeWindowHandle

Retrieves the window handle of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentOrientation

Retrieves a value that indicates the orientation of the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentProcessId

Retrieves the identifier of the process that hosts the element.
IUIAutomationElement::get_CurrentProviderDescription

Retrieves a description of the provider for this element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCachedChildren

Retrieves the cached child elements of this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCachedParent

Retrieves from the cache the parent of this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCachedPattern

Retrieves from the cache the IUnknown interface of the specified control pattern of this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCachedPatternAs

Retrieves the control pattern interface of the specified pattern from the cache of this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCachedPropertyValue

Retrieves a property value from the cache for this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCachedPropertyValueEx

Retrieves a property value from the cache for this UI Automation element, optionally ignoring any default value.
IUIAutomationElement::GetClickablePoint

Retrieves a point on the element that can be clicked.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCurrentPattern

Retrieves the IUnknown interface of the specified control pattern on this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCurrentPatternAs

Retrieves the control pattern interface of the specified pattern on this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCurrentPropertyValue

Retrieves the current value of a property for this UI Automation element.
IUIAutomationElement::GetCurrentPropertyValueEx

Retrieves a property value for this UI Automation element, optionally ignoring any default value.
IUIAutomationElement::GetRuntimeId

Retrieves the unique identifier assigned to the UI element.
IUIAutomationElement::SetFocus

Sets the keyboard focus to this UI Automation element.

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

UI Automation Element Interfaces for Clients