Can't get UIAutomationElement BoundingRectangle in win7 - by suriyel

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ID 778466 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 2/4/2013 7:49:33 AM
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I use IRawElementProviderFragment for testing,but I can't get UIAutomationElement's BoundingRectangle in win7.When I try to get it,the process stop working.
The following code is how I get the BoundingRectangle in my tableCell using the interface of IRawElementProviderFragment:

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets the bounding rectangle of this element.
        /// </summary>
        /// <value></value>
        /// <returns>The bounding rectangle, in screen coordinates.</returns>
        System.Windows.Rect IRawElementProviderFragment.BoundingRectangle
                var cellPoint = _grid.GetCellDisplayRectangle(_cell.ColumnIndex, _cell.RowIndex, true);
                var formPoint = new Point(cellPoint.X, cellPoint.Y);
                _grid.Invoke(new Action(() => formPoint = _grid.PointToScreen(formPoint)));
                var topPoint = new CursorPoint() { X = formPoint.X, Y = formPoint.Y };
                var widthPoint = new CursorPoint() {X = cellPoint.Width + formPoint.X, Y = formPoint.Y};
                var heightPoint = new CursorPoint() {X = formPoint.X, Y = formPoint.Y + cellPoint.Height};
                _grid.Invoke(new Action(() =>
                            LogicalToPhysicalPoint(_grid.Handle, ref topPoint);
                            LogicalToPhysicalPoint(_grid.Handle, ref widthPoint);
                            LogicalToPhysicalPoint(_grid.Handle, ref heightPoint);
                        catch (Exception)
                var width = widthPoint.X - topPoint.X;
                var height = heightPoint.Y - topPoint.Y;
                return new System.Windows.Rect(topPoint.X, topPoint.Y, width, height);
The following code is how I get the BoundingRectangle:
System.Windows.Rect boundingRect1;
object boundingRectNoDefault =
    autoElement.GetCurrentPropertyValue(AutomationElement.BoundingRectangleProperty, true);
if (boundingRectNoDefault == AutomationElement.NotSupported)
   return null;
    boundingRect1 = (System.Windows.Rect)boundingRectNoDefault;

And I notice the article about the dpi.But it still dosen't work.
                                                                                                  Best wishes.

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Posted by Microsoft on 3/5/2013 at 9:44 AM
Thank you for reporting this issue. Customer feedback is a critical part of a successful, impactful software product.
It seems that the issue is actually in implementation of :
object IRawElementProviderSimple.GetPropertyValue(int propertyId)
In ICommonTable.cs file.

else if (propertyId == AutomationElementIdentifiers.LocalizedControlTypeProperty.Id ||
                     propertyId == AutomationElementIdentifiers.ControlTypeProperty.Id)
             // return ControlType.DataItem.Id;
                return ControlType.DataItem.LocalizedControlType;

"LocalizedControlTypeProperty" value should be a known string, see the following MSDN article:

After I replaced "return ControlType.DataItem.Id" with " return ControlType.DataItem.LocalizedControlType;", UI Automation client no longer hangs.

If you have additional questions, please follow up on UI Automation connect site or forum found here: where Microsoft and other members of the community can recommend ways of achieving the behavior you are interested in.
Thank you,
The Windows Forms Product Team
Posted by Microsoft on 2/4/2013 at 11:58 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/4/2013 at 8:50 AM
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