Appendix A. Windows Automation API: Overview

Source: "Windows Automation API SDK" from the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site. To view this content online, go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa163327.aspx.

Windows offers two application programming interface (API) specifications for user interface accessibility and software test automation: Microsoft Active Accessibility, and User Interface Automation (UI Automation). Microsoft Active Accessibility is the legacy API that was introduced in Windows 95 as a platform add-in. UI Automation is a Windows implementation of the User Interface Automation specification.

This section provides a high-level overview of Microsoft Windows Automation API 3.0, which includes the legacy Microsoft ...

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