Microsoft UI Automation - Elements - Control Patterns

Control Patterns

Control patterns provide a way to categorize and expose a control's functionality independent of the control type or the appearance of the control.

UIA uses control patterns to represent common control behaviors. For example, the Invoke control pattern is used for controls that can be invoked (such as buttons) and the Scroll control pattern is used for controls that are scrollable viewports (such as list boxes, list views, or combo boxes). Because each control pattern represents a separate functionality, they can be combined to describe the full set of functionality supported by a particular control.

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