TextRange_ExpandToEnclosingUnit function

Note  This function is deprecated. Client applications should use the Microsoft UI Automation Component Object Model (COM) interfaces instead.
 
Expands the text range to a larger or smaller unit such as Character, Word, Line, or Page.

Syntax

HRESULT TextRange_ExpandToEnclosingUnit(
  HUIATEXTRANGE hobj,
  TextUnit      unit
);

Parameters

hobj

Type: HUIATEXTRANGE

A text range object.

unit

Type: TextUnit

The unit that the provider must expand the text range to.

Return Value

Type: HRESULT

Returns S_OK if successful or an error value otherwise.

Remarks

If the range is already an integral number of the specified units, it remains unchanged.

If the starting endpoint is not at a TextUnit boundary, it is moved backward until it is at a boundary. Subsequently, if the ending endpoint is not at a boundary, or if it is at the same boundary as the starting endpoint, the ending endpoint is moved forward until it is at a boundary.

Note  It is common for a screen reader to read out a full word, entire paragraph, and so on, at the insertion point or any virtual cursor position.
 
TextRange_ExpandToEnclosingUnit respects both hidden and visible text. The UI Automationclient can check the is-hidden attribute (Text_IsHidden_Attribute_GUID) for text visibility.

TextRange_ExpandToEnclosingUnit defaults up to the next supported TextUnit if the given TextUnit is not supported by the control.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header uiautomationcoreapi.h
Library Uiautomationcore.lib
DLL Uiautomationcore.dll