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Image.Stretch Property

Gets or sets a value that describes how an Image should be stretched to fill the destination rectangle. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public Stretch Stretch { get; set; }
<object Stretch="Stretch" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Stretch
One of the Stretch values. The default is Uniform.

Identifier field

StretchProperty

Metadata properties set to true

AffectsMeasure

A value of Fill will cause your image to stretch to completely fill the output area. When the output area and the image have different aspect ratios, the image is distorted by this stretching. To make an Image preserve the aspect ratio of the image, set this property to Uniform (default) or UniformToFill.

The following example demonstrates how to use this property.

Image myImage1 = new Image();

// Set the stretch property.
myImage1.Stretch = Stretch.Fill;

// Set the StretchDirection property.
myImage1.StretchDirection = StretchDirection.Both;

// Create source
BitmapImage myBitmapImage1 = new BitmapImage();

// BitmapImage.UriSource must be in a BeginInit/EndInit block
myBitmapImage1.BeginInit();
myBitmapImage1.UriSource = new Uri(@"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures\Winter.jpg");
myBitmapImage1.EndInit();

//set image source
myImage1.Source = myBitmapImage1;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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