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In some cases, you can obtain a reference to a TestStand object using the PropertyObject class methods and then access one of the static properties of the object. For example, you might want to obtain the run mode for the third step of the Main step group of the currently executing sequence. For methods on the PropertyObject class that can return objects derived from the PropertyObject class, you must acquire the derived interface for the object to access the built-in properties and methods of the derived class.
Refer to the following examples for more information about acquiring a derived class from the PropertyObject class in specific development environments: