# SkewTransform.CenterY Property

.NET Framework 4.5

Gets or sets the y-coordinate of the transform center.

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

## Syntax

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

#### Property Value

Type: System.Double
The y-coordinate of the transform center. The default is 0.

## Dependency Property Information

 Identifier field CenterYProperty Metadata properties set to true None

## Remarks

To skew an object in place, set the CenterX and CenterY properties to the object's center point.

## Examples

This example shows how to use a SkewTransform to skew an element. A skew, which is also known as a shear, is a transformation that stretches the coordinate space in a non-uniform manner. One typical use of a SkewTransform is for simulating 3-D depth in 2-D objects.

Use the CenterX and CenterY properties to specify the center point of the SkewTransform.

Use the AngleX and AngleY properties to specify the skew angle of the x-axis and y-axis, and to skew the current coordinate system along these axes.

To predict the effect of a skew transformation, consider that AngleX skews x-axis values relative to the original coordinate system. Therefore, for an AngleX of 30, the y-axis rotates 30 degrees through the origin and skews the values in x- by 30 degrees from that origin. Likewise, an AngleY of 30 skews the y- values of the shape by 30 degrees from the origin. Note that this is not the same effect as translating (moving) the coordinate system by 30 degrees in x- or y-.

The following example applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees to a Rectangle from a center point of (0,0).

<Rectangle
Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2"
Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100">
<Rectangle.RenderTransform>

<!-- Applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees
from a center point of (0,0). -->
<SkewTransform CenterX="0" CenterY="0" AngleX="45" AngleY="0" />
</Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

The following example applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees to a Rectangle from a center point of (25,25).

<Rectangle Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF"
Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2">
<Rectangle.RenderTransform>

<!-- Applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees
from a center point of (25,25). -->
<SkewTransform CenterX="25" CenterY="25" AngleX="45" AngleY="0" />
</Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

The following example applies a vertical skew of 45 degrees to a Rectangle from a center point of (25,25).

<Rectangle Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2"
Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100">
<Rectangle.RenderTransform>

<!-- Applies a vertical skew of 45 degrees
from a center point of (25,25). -->
<SkewTransform CenterX="25" CenterY="25" AngleX="0" AngleY="45" />
</Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

The following illustration shows the different skews that are used in this example.

The three SkewTransform examples illustrated

For the complete sample, see 2-D Transforms Sample.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

## Platforms

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.