Edit ACTION-2008: Handle concept of description property for UIA




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Jason's text from ACTION-1569 contains the question:
"Automation elements in the UIA accessibility tree have a Name property. [what about description in UIA?]."

We need to address that somehow.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 25 Jan 2016, 18:49:52

We are adding a UIA property called "FullDescription" in addition to the existing "Name" and "HelpText" properties and "LabeledBy" and "DescribedBy" relationships It is not yet in public builds. I will update UIA mappings to include it.

Cynthia Shelly, 29 Feb 2016, 19:51:58


Cynthia Shelly, 16 Mar 2016, 02:04:16

Added comment to github issue, that the new text says the FullDescription is a property of MSAA. Not UIA?

Joseph Scheuhammer, 28 Mar 2016, 18:13:18

Also, noted that the text was added to the ATK/AT-SPI mappings, not the UIA mappings. See the rendered version:

Joseph Scheuhammer, 28 Mar 2016, 18:18:01

Also, when this text is ready, I will add it to the appropriate place in accname-aam.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 28 Mar 2016, 18:18:28

Merged in Cynthia's latest changes:


Joseph Scheuhammer, 4 Apr 2016, 19:58:11

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