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MouseEventArgs.GetPosition Method

Returns the position of the mouse pointer relative to the specified element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public Point GetPosition(
	IInputElement relativeTo
)

Parameters

relativeTo
Type: System.Windows.IInputElement

The element to use as the frame of reference for calculating the position of the mouse pointer.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Point
The x- and y-coordinates of the mouse pointer position relative to the specified object.

The point (0,0) is the upper-left corner of the frame of reference.

The static Mouse.GetPosition method can also be used to obtain the position of the mouse.

This example shows how to change the dimensions of an object when the mouse pointer moves on the screen.

The example includes an Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) file that creates the user interface (UI) and a code-behind file that creates the event handler.

The following XAML creates the UI, which consists of an Ellipse inside of a StackPanel, and attaches the event handler for the MouseMove event.

<Window x:Class="WCSamples.Window1"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    Title="mouseMoveWithPointer"
    Height="400"
    Width="500"
    >
  <Canvas MouseMove="MouseMoveHandler"
          Background="LemonChiffon">
    <Ellipse Name="ellipse" Fill="LightBlue" 
             Width="100" Height="100"/>
  </Canvas>
</Window>

The following code behind creates the MouseMove event handler. When the mouse pointer moves, the height and the width of the Ellipse are increased and decreased.

// raised when the mouse pointer moves. 
// Expands the dimensions of an Ellipse when the mouse moves. 
private void MouseMoveHandler(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
{
    // Get the x and y coordinates of the mouse pointer.
    System.Windows.Point position = e.GetPosition(this);
    double pX = position.X;
    double pY = position.Y;

    // Sets the Height/Width of the circle to the mouse coordinates.
    ellipse.Width = pX;
    ellipse.Height = pY;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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