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MSAA in C#


I'm currently developing an application that tries to emulate the
functionality of AccExplorer, that is, get the IAccessible object of the
control currently under the mouse pointer. I've made some progress and am
able to get the IAccessible objects of certain controls (windowbar,
scrollbars, icons on the desktop, icons in the taskbar etc) while others
return a wierd, undocumented error number (-2147417843). The objects that
are returning the error number are buttons, buttons in containers,
textfields and more.

Here is my code:

public static bool ControlAtPoint(Point point)
IAccessible acc = null;
object childID;

int error = AccessibleObjectFromPoint(point, out acc, out
Debug.WriteLine("checking at: " + point.ToString());
Debug.WriteLine("acc: " + error);

if (acc != null)
int left, top, width, height;
acc.accLocation(out left, out top, out width, out height,
Debug.WriteLine("object@" + left + "," + top + ":" + (left +
width) + "," + (top + height));
Debug.WriteLine("object name: " + acc.get_accName(childID));
return true;

return false;

Any takers on what the error might be?
Feb 7 '06 #1
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