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InkCanvas.DefaultDrawingAttributes Property

Gets or sets the drawing attributes that are applied to new ink strokes made on the InkCanvas.

Namespace: System.Windows.Controls
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public DrawingAttributes DefaultDrawingAttributes { get; set; }
/** @property */
public DrawingAttributes get_DefaultDrawingAttributes ()

/** @property */
public void set_DefaultDrawingAttributes (DrawingAttributes value)

public function get DefaultDrawingAttributes () : DrawingAttributes

public function set DefaultDrawingAttributes (value : DrawingAttributes)

<object>
  <object.DefaultDrawingAttributes>
    <DrawingAttributes .../>
  </object.DefaultDrawingAttributes>
</object>

Property Value

The default drawing attributes for the InkCanvas.

Setting this property will affect only new strokes made after the property has been set. To apply drawing attribute changes to already-created Stroke objects, access them individually through the Strokes property.

The following example demonstrates how to use two DrawingAttributes objects to simulate using a pen and a highlighter on the same InkCanvas. The example assumes the root element in the markup language (XAML) file is a DockPanel called root. It also assumes that there is a Button called switchHilighter and that the Click event is connected to the event handler defined in this example.

InkCanvas inkCanvas1 = new InkCanvas();
DrawingAttributes inkDA;
DrawingAttributes highlighterDA;
bool useHighlighter = false;

// Add an InkCanvas to the window, and allow the user to 
// switch between using a green pen and a purple highlighter 
// on the InkCanvas.
private void WindowLoaded(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    inkCanvas1.Background = Brushes.DarkSlateBlue;
    inkCanvas1.DefaultDrawingAttributes.Color = Colors.SpringGreen;

    root.Children.Add(inkCanvas1);

    // Set up the DrawingAttributes for the pen.
    inkDA = new DrawingAttributes();
    inkDA.Color = Colors.SpringGreen;
    inkDA.Height = 5;
    inkDA.Width = 5;
    inkDA.FitToCurve = false;

    // Set up the DrawingAttributes for the highlighter.
    highlighterDA = new DrawingAttributes();
    highlighterDA.Color = Colors.Orchid;
    highlighterDA.IsHighlighter = true;
    highlighterDA.IgnorePressure = true;
    highlighterDA.StylusTip = StylusTip.Rectangle;
    highlighterDA.Height = 30;
    highlighterDA.Width = 10;

    inkCanvas1.DefaultDrawingAttributes = inkDA;
}

// Create a button called switchHighlighter and use 
// SwitchHighlighter_Click to handle the Click event.  
// The useHighlighter variable is a boolean that indicates
// whether the InkCanvas renders ink as a highlighter.

// Switch between using the 'pen' DrawingAttributes and the 
// 'highlighter' DrawingAttributes.
void SwitchHighlighter_Click(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    useHighlighter = !useHighlighter;
    
    if (useHighlighter)
    {
        switchHighlighter.Content = "Use Pen";
        inkCanvas1.DefaultDrawingAttributes = highlighterDA;
    }
    else
    {
        switchHighlighter.Content = "Use Highlighter";
        inkCanvas1.DefaultDrawingAttributes = inkDA;

    }
}


The following example demonstrates how to bind the DefaultDrawingAttributes property to a data source.

<Canvas.Resources>
  <!--Define an array containing some DrawingAttributes.-->
  <x:Array x:Key="MyDrawingAttributes" x:Type="{x:Type DrawingAttributes}">
    <DrawingAttributes Color="Black" FitToCurve="true" Width="3" Height="3"/>
    <DrawingAttributes Color="Blue"  FitToCurve="false" Width="5" Height="5"/>
    <DrawingAttributes Color="Red"   FitToCurve="true" Width="7" Height="7"/>
  </x:Array>

  <!--Create a DataTemplate to display the DrawingAttributes shown above-->
  <DataTemplate DataType="{x:Type DrawingAttributes}" >
    <Border Width="80" Height="{Binding Path=Height}">
      <Border.Background >
        <SolidColorBrush Color="{Binding Path=Color}"/>
      </Border.Background>
    </Border>
  </DataTemplate>
</Canvas.Resources>

...

<!--Bind the InkCavas' DefaultDrawingAtributes to
    a Listbox, called lbDrawingAttributes.-->
<InkCanvas Name="inkCanvas1" Background="LightGreen" 
           Canvas.Top="400" Canvas.Left="0" 
           Height="400" Width="400"
           DefaultDrawingAttributes="{Binding 
                ElementName=lbDrawingAttributes, Path=SelectedItem}"
           >
</InkCanvas>

<!--Use the array, MyDrawingAttributes, to populate a ListBox-->
<ListBox Name="lbDrawingAttributes" 
         Canvas.Top="400" Canvas.Left="450" 
         Height="100" Width="100"
         ItemsSource="{StaticResource MyDrawingAttributes}" />

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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