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Thickness Structure

Describes the thickness of a frame around a rectangle. Four Double values describe the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom sides of the rectangle, respectively.

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

[LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability = Readability.Unreadable)]
[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(ThicknessConverter))]
public struct Thickness : IEquatable<Thickness>
<Thickness .../>
<object property="left"/>
- or -
<object property="left,top"/>
- or -
<object property=" left,top,right,bottom" ... />

XAML Values

left

The left edge of the frame, described as either a Double value that specifies a device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit) measure, or as a qualifiedDouble (see below). If only a single measure is specified, that measure is applied to ALL of the left,top,right,bottom values of a Thickness. If only a pair of left,top measures are specified, these measures are applied symmetrically to a Thickness: the left value is used for right; the top value is used for bottom.

top

The top edge of the frame, described as either a Double value that specifies a device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit) measure, or as a qualifiedDouble (see below). If only a pair of left,top measures are specified, these measures are applied symmetrically to a Thickness: the left value is used for right; the top value is used for bottom.

right

The right edge of the frame, described as either a Double value that specifies a device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit) measure, or as a qualifiedDouble (see below). If left unspecified, will use the left value.

bottom

The bottom edge of the frame, described as either a Double value that specifies a device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit) measure, or as a qualifiedDouble (see below). If left unspecified, will use the left value.

qualifiedDouble

A double value as described above for any of the measures, followed by one of the following unit declaration strings: px, in, cm, pt.

px (default) is device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit)

in is inches; 1in==96px

cm is centimeters; 1cm==(96/2.54) px

pt is points; 1pt==(96/72) px

NoteNote:

Values need not include the decimal point explicitly when specified as a string. The string "1" provided in XAML evaluates to a value of 1.0 when referenced in code.

You can specify Thickness values in two ways. If you pass four Double values to the structure, they represent the Left, Top, Right and Bottom sides, respectively, of the bounding rectangle. You can also supply a single value, which applies a uniform value to all four sides of the bounding rectangle.

The following example shows how to create an instance of a Thickness structure and set its properties by using Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) and code.

myBorder2 = new Border();
myBorder2.BorderBrush = Brushes.SteelBlue;
myBorder2.Width = 400;
myBorder2.Height = 400;
myThickness = new Thickness();
myThickness.Bottom = 5;
myThickness.Left = 10;
myThickness.Right = 15;
myThickness.Top = 20;
myBorder2.BorderThickness = myThickness;
<Border BorderBrush="SteelBlue" Width="400" Height="400" Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100">
  <Border.BorderThickness>
    10,20,15,5
  </Border.BorderThickness>
</Border>

More Code

How to: Set Margins of Elements and Controls This example describes how to set the Margin property, by changing any existing property value for the margin in code-behind. The Margin property is a property of the FrameworkElement base element, and is thus inherited by a variety of controls and other elements. For the complete sample, see Setting Margins Sample.
How to: Use a ThicknessConverter Object This example shows how to create an instance of ThicknessConverter and use it to change the thickness of a border.
How to: Animate the Thickness of a Border by Using Key Frames This example shows how to animate the BorderThickness property of a Border.

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

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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