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TranslateTransform Class

Translates (moves) an object in the two-dimensional x-y coordinate system.

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

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class TranslateTransform _
	Inherits Transform
<TranslateTransform .../>

The TranslateTransform type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTranslateTransformInitializes a new instance of the TranslateTransform class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneInverseGets the inverse of this transform, if it exists. (Inherited from Transform.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneXGets or sets the distance to translate along the x-axis.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneYGets or sets the distance to translate (move) an object along the y-axis.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneClearValueClears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetAnimationBaseValueReturns any base value established for a Silverlight dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSetValueSets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTransformTransforms the specified point and returns the result. (Inherited from GeneralTransform.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTransformBoundsTransforms the specified bounding box and returns an axis-aligned bounding box that is exactly large enough to contain it. (Inherited from Transform.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTryTransformAttempts to transform the specified point and returns a value that indicates whether the transformation was successful. (Inherited from Transform.)
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  NameDescription
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneXPropertyIdentifies the X dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneYPropertyIdentifies the Y dependency property.
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The local 0,0 for an object can be offset on a Canvas using Canvas.Left and Canvas.Top, but this does not count as a transform; the object retains its own local 0,0 in this case for transform purposes.

Multiple transforms can be applied with a TransformGroup. Custom transforms can be created with a MatrixTransform.

TranslateTransform defines an axis-aligned translation along the x and y axes. The following illustration shows the transformation matrix for a translation by offset (dx, dy).

TranslateTransform matrix

Matrix.

Transforms can alter the display of text in your application to create a decorative effect. The following illustration shows text translated, or moved, along the x and y axes.

TextBlock using a TranslateTransform

Translated text creates text shadow.

The following example uses a TranslateTransform to offset text. In this example, a slightly offset copy of text below the primary text creates a shadow effect.

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<Canvas>

      <!-- Offset the text using a TranslateTransform. -->
      <TextBlock
       FontFamily="Verdana"
       FontSize="32"
       FontWeight="Bold" 
       Foreground="Black"
       Text="Translated Text">
          <TextBlock.RenderTransform>
              <TranslateTransform X="2" Y="2" />
          </TextBlock.RenderTransform>
      </TextBlock>

      <TextBlock
       FontFamily="Verdana"
       FontSize="32"
       FontWeight="Bold" 
       Foreground="Coral"
       Text="Translated Text"/>

  </Canvas>


The example below shows how to increase the X and Y property values of a TranslateTransform applied to a Rectangle every time the Rectangle is clicked.

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<Canvas
 xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
 xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
 Width="200" Height="200">
    <Rectangle MouseLeftButtonDown="handleMouseButtonDown"
     Width="50" Height="50" Fill="RoyalBlue">
        <Rectangle.RenderTransform>

            <!-- If you give the transform a name you can access it easily
       from code. -->
            <TranslateTransform x:Name="myTranslateTransform" />
        </Rectangle.RenderTransform>
    </Rectangle>
</Canvas>



private void handleMouseButtonDown(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

    // Increase the X and Y properties.
    myTranslateTransform.X = myTranslateTransform.X + 15;
    myTranslateTransform.Y = myTranslateTransform.Y + 15;
}


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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