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StreamGeometryContext.BeginFigure Method

Specifies the starting point for a new figure.

Namespace: System.Windows.Media
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)

public abstract void BeginFigure (
	Point startPoint,
	bool isFilled,
	bool isClosed
)
public abstract void BeginFigure (
	Point startPoint, 
	boolean isFilled, 
	boolean isClosed
)
public abstract function BeginFigure (
	startPoint : Point, 
	isFilled : boolean, 
	isClosed : boolean
)
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Parameters

startPoint

The Point where the figure begins.

isFilled

true to use the area contained by this figure for hit-testing, rendering, and clipping; otherwise, false.

isClosed

true to close the figure; otherwise, false. For example, if two connecting lines are drawn, and isClosed is set to false, the drawing will just be of two lines but if isClosed is set to true, the two lines will be closed to create a triangle.

By calling this method multiple times, you can create multiple figures (self-contained geometric shapes) within this StreamGeometryContext.

A StreamGeometry cannot be serialized if it contains a Transform or any non-stroked or unfilled segments.

StreamGeometry is light-weight alternative to PathGeometry for creating geometric shapes. Use a StreamGeometry when you need to describe a complex geometry but do not want the overhead of supporting data binding, animation, or modification. For example, because of its efficiency, the StreamGeometry class is a good choice for describing adorners.

The following example uses attribute syntax to create a triangular StreamGeometry in XAML.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">
  <StackPanel>
  
    <Path Data="F0 M10,100 L100,100 100,50Z" 
      StrokeThickness="1" Stroke="Black"/>

  </StackPanel>
</Page>

For more information about StreamGeometry attribute syntax, see the Path Markup Syntax page.

The next example uses a StreamGeometry to define a triangle in code. First, the example creates a StreamGeometry, then obtains a StreamGeometryContext and uses it to describe the triangle.

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Shapes;

namespace SDKSample
{
    // Use StreamGeometry with StreamGeometryContext to define a triangle shape.
    public partial class StreamGeometryTriangleExample : Page
    {
        public StreamGeometryTriangleExample()
        {
            // Create a path to draw a geometry with.
            Path myPath = new Path();
            myPath.Stroke = Brushes.Black;
            myPath.StrokeThickness = 1;

            // Create a StreamGeometry to use to specify myPath.
            StreamGeometry geometry = new StreamGeometry();
            geometry.FillRule = FillRule.EvenOdd;

            // Open a StreamGeometryContext that can be used to describe this StreamGeometry 
            // object's contents.
            using (StreamGeometryContext ctx = geometry.Open())
            {
                
                // Begin the triangle at the point specified. Notice that the shape is set to 
                // be closed so only two lines need to be specified below to make the triangle.
                ctx.BeginFigure(new Point(10, 100), true /* is filled */, true /* is closed */);

                // Draw a line to the next specified point.
                ctx.LineTo(new Point(100, 100), true /* is stroked */, false /* is smooth join */);

                // Draw another line to the next specified point.
                ctx.LineTo(new Point(100, 50), true /* is stroked */, false /* is smooth join */);
            }

            // Freeze the geometry (make it unmodifiable)
            // for additional performance benefits.
            geometry.Freeze();

            // Specify the shape (triangle) of the Path using the StreamGeometry.
            myPath.Data = geometry;

            // Add path shape to the UI.
            StackPanel mainPanel = new StackPanel();
            mainPanel.Children.Add(myPath);
            this.Content = mainPanel;
        }
    }
}

The next example creates a method that uses a StreamGeometry and StreamGeometryContext to define a geometric shape based on specified parameters.

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Shapes;

namespace SDKSample
{
    public partial class StreamGeometryExample : Page
    {
        public StreamGeometryExample()
        {
            // Create a path to draw a geometry with.
            Path myPath = new Path();
            myPath.Stroke = Brushes.Black;
            myPath.StrokeThickness = 1;

            // Create a StreamGeometry to use to specify myPath.
            StreamGeometry theGeometry = BuildRegularPolygon(new Point(200, 200), 200, 8, 0);
            theGeometry.FillRule = FillRule.EvenOdd;

            // Freeze the geometry (make it unmodifiable)
            // for additional performance benefits.
            theGeometry.Freeze();

            // Use the StreamGeometry returned by the BuildRegularPolygon to 
            // specify the shape of the path.
            myPath.Data = theGeometry;

            // Add path shape to the UI.
            StackPanel mainPanel = new StackPanel();
            mainPanel.Children.Add(myPath);
            this.Content = mainPanel;
        }

        StreamGeometry BuildRegularPolygon(Point c, double r, int numSides, double offsetDegree)
        {
            // c is the center, r is the radius,
            // numSides the number of sides, offsetDegree the offset in Degrees.
            // Do not add the last point.

            StreamGeometry geometry = new StreamGeometry();

            using (StreamGeometryContext ctx = geometry.Open())
            {
                ctx.BeginFigure(new Point(), true /* is filled */, true /* is closed */);

                double step = 2 * Math.PI / Math.Max(numSides, 3);
                Point cur = c;

                double a = Math.PI * offsetDegree / 180.0;
                for (int i = 0; i < numSides; i++, a += step)
                {
                    cur.X = c.X + r * Math.Cos(a);
                    cur.Y = c.Y + r * Math.Sin(a);
                    ctx.LineTo(cur, true /* is stroked */, false /* is smooth join */);
                }
            }

            return geometry;
        }
    }
}

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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