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AutomationElement.AutomationElementInformation.AutomationId Property


Gets a string containing the UI Automation identifier (ID) for the element.

 property System::String ^ AutomationId { System::String ^ get(); };
public string AutomationId { get; }
member this.AutomationId : string
Public ReadOnly Property AutomationId As String

Property Value

An ID for an element that is unique among siblings within its container.


When it is available the AutomationIdProperty of an element is expected to always be the same in any instance of the application regardless of the local language. The value should be unique among sibling elements but not necessarily unique across the entire desktop. For example, multiple instances of an application, or multiple folder views in Microsoft Windows Explorer, may contain elements with the same AutomationIdProperty, such as "SystemMenuBar".

While support of an AutomationId is always recommended for better testability, this property is not mandatory. Where it is supported, an AutomationId is useful for creating test automation scripts that run regardless of UI language. Clients should make no assumptions regarding the AutomationIds exposed by other applications. An AutomationId is not necessarily guaranteed to be stable across different releases or builds of an application.

For more information, see AutomationIdProperty.

Applies to