State.expanded and State.Collapsed

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State.expanded and State.Collapsed

Post by din2dino » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:23 pm

I have a header which I cna expand and collapse and I want to check if it is collapsed.

After I collapse it, I cant get the element state to State.Collapsed. Its only shown as readonly.

How can I get this thing to work?

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Post by din2dino » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:42 am

Any solution?

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Post by Support Team » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:39 am

Sorry, I don't quite understand. Do you want to check the state of the element or do you want to change it? The state of an element is readonly, so you can't change by setting a new value to the property. The only way to change the state of an element is by calling Element.DoDefaultAction() or by mouse/keyboard input.

If you just want to test whether an element is collapsed or expanded, you have to check if the Collapsed/Expanded flags are set in the Element.State:

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bool isCollapsed = (myElement.State & State.Collapsed) != 0;
bool isExpanded = (myElement.State & State.Expanded) != 0;
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Post by din2dino » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:40 pm

Thanks for the code. This helped me. however I noticed that element.state & state.collpased is returning the same value when collapsed/expanded.

Am I missing something?

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Post by Support Team » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:59 pm

This might be a problem of the MSAA implementation of the control you are automating. What type of control is it?

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