Accessibility Browser Window

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You can use the Accessibility Browser to help you explore various user interface elements of an application through their IAccessible interface and develop applications that are more accessible to people with disabilities. Source code for the browser is included so you can enhance the functionality of this tool.

For more information, see How to: Use the Accessibility Browser.

This VFP session


When clicked, the UI element list box is populated with the current instance of Visual FoxPro.
Separate VFP session


When clicked, the UI element list box is populated with a new instance of Visual FoxPro.
Refresh


Refreshes the UI element list box based on the Session options and Forms only check box settings.
Forms only


When selected, only Visual FoxPro forms (those from the _VFP.Forms collection) are displayed. Otherwise, all UI elements in the Visual FoxPro application are included.
+


Expands the UI element list box.
-


Collapses the UI element list box.
UI element list


Contains a hierarchical (based on parent containership) listing of all accessible user interface elements. The list is populated when the Refresh button is clicked. When you click an item in the list, IAccessible properties for that item are displayed in the Member detail section.

Member detail

This section lists IAccessible properties and their values for the item selected in the UI element list box. For more information about IAccessible properties and methods, visit the Microsoft Accessibility Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/enable/.

Go (accParent)


Selects parent of current item in UI elements list box.
Go (accChild)


Selects child of current item in UI elements list box. The child selected is one selected in the accChild drop-down list preceding the Go button.
Do It


Performs the default action of the selected item.
<- (accNavigate)


Navigates to prior UI element.
-> (accNavigate)


Navigates to next UI element.
Select


Selects the current UI element in the list box.
Focus


Puts focus on the current UI element in the list box.
Click


Clicks the current UI element in the list box.
Flash


Displays a yellow border around the actual user interface element selected in the UI elements list box.
Highlight


When selected, automatically shows a yellow border around the actual user interface element as you change item selected in the UI elements list box.

Platforms Supported

Windows 2000 and later includes all the core support for Accessibility. Earlier versions of Windows support Accessibility to various degrees.

Platform Description of support

Windows 98

Includes Active Accessibility version 1.1 in the initial release of Windows 98; however you can run msaardk.exe to upgrade to a later version of Active Accessibility. All language versions of Windows 98 are supported, and future Windows 98 Service Packs will contain updated, localized versions of Active Accessibility.

Windows 2000

Includes the Active Accessibility core system files for all language versions of the operating system. Support for both Intel and Alpha processors is provided in Windows 2000.

Windows Me

Accessibility options are installed by default during Windows Me setup, making the Accessibility Wizard and accessibility utilities instantly available. The increased integration of Microsoft Active Accessibility in Windows Me helps make many accessibility aids run more smoothly and effectively with the operating system and other applications.

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