GeometryDrawing Class

Draws a Geometry using the specified Brush and Pen.

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

public sealed class GeometryDrawing : Drawing
<GeometryDrawing .../>

Use the GeometryDrawing class with a DrawingBrush to paint an object with a shape, with an DrawingImage to create clip art, or with a DrawingVisual.

Freezable Features

A GeometryDrawing is a type of Freezable object and therefore can be frozen to improve performance. For information about Freezable features, such as freezing and cloning, see the Freezable Objects Overview.

This example shows how to create and display a GeometryDrawing. A GeometryDrawing enables you to create shape with a fill and an outline by associating a Pen and a Brush with a Geometry. The Geometry describes the shape's structure, the Brush describes the shape's fill, and the Pen describes the shape's outline.

The following example uses a GeometryDrawing to render a shape. The shape is described by a GeometryGroup and two EllipseGeometry objects. The shape's interior is painted with a LinearGradientBrush and its outline is drawn with a Black Pen. The GeometryDrawing is displayed using an ImageDrawing and an Image element.

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

namespace SDKSample
{
    public class GeometryDrawingExample : Page
    {
        public GeometryDrawingExample()
        {

            // 
            // Create the Geometry to draw. 
            //
            GeometryGroup ellipses = new GeometryGroup();
            ellipses.Children.Add(
                new EllipseGeometry(new Point(50,50), 45, 20)
                );
            ellipses.Children.Add(
                new EllipseGeometry(new Point(50, 50), 20, 45)
                );


            // 
            // Create a GeometryDrawing. 
            //
            GeometryDrawing aGeometryDrawing = new GeometryDrawing();
            aGeometryDrawing.Geometry = ellipses;

            // Paint the drawing with a gradient.
            aGeometryDrawing.Brush = 
                new LinearGradientBrush(
                    Colors.Blue, 
                    Color.FromRgb(204,204,255), 
                    new Point(0,0), 
                    new Point(1,1));

            // Outline the drawing with a solid color.
            aGeometryDrawing.Pen = new Pen(Brushes.Black, 10);

            // 
            // Use a DrawingImage and an Image control 
            // to display the drawing. 
            //
            DrawingImage geometryImage = new DrawingImage(aGeometryDrawing);

            // Freeze the DrawingImage for performance benefits.
            geometryImage.Freeze();

            Image anImage = new Image();
            anImage.Source = geometryImage;
            anImage.Stretch = Stretch.None;
            anImage.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;

            // 
            // Place the image inside a border and 
            // add it to the page. 
            //
            Border exampleBorder = new Border();
            exampleBorder.Child = anImage;
            exampleBorder.BorderBrush = Brushes.Gray;
            exampleBorder.BorderThickness = new Thickness(1);
            exampleBorder.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
            exampleBorder.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Top;
            exampleBorder.Margin = new Thickness(10);

            this.Margin = new Thickness(20);
            this.Background = Brushes.White;
            this.Content = exampleBorder;
        }

    }
}
<Page 
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  xmlns:PresentationOptions="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation/options" 
  xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
  mc:Ignorable="PresentationOptions"
  Margin="20" Background="White">

  <Border BorderBrush="Gray" BorderThickness="1" 
    HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top"
    Margin="10">
    <Image Stretch="None" HorizontalAlignment="Left">
      <Image.Source>
        <DrawingImage PresentationOptions:Freeze="True">
          <DrawingImage.Drawing>

            <GeometryDrawing>
              <GeometryDrawing.Geometry>

                <!-- Create a composite shape. -->
                <GeometryGroup>
                  <EllipseGeometry Center="50,50" RadiusX="45" RadiusY="20" />
                  <EllipseGeometry Center="50,50" RadiusX="20" RadiusY="45" />
                </GeometryGroup>
              </GeometryDrawing.Geometry>
              <GeometryDrawing.Brush>

                <!-- Paint the drawing with a gradient. -->
                <LinearGradientBrush>
                  <GradientStop Offset="0.0" Color="Blue" />
                  <GradientStop Offset="1.0" Color="#CCCCFF" />
                </LinearGradientBrush>
              </GeometryDrawing.Brush>
              <GeometryDrawing.Pen>

                <!-- Outline the drawing with a solid color. -->
                <Pen Thickness="10" Brush="Black" />
              </GeometryDrawing.Pen>
            </GeometryDrawing>
          </DrawingImage.Drawing>
        </DrawingImage>
      </Image.Source>
    </Image>
  </Border>


</Page>

The following illustration shows the resulting GeometryDrawing.

A GeometryDrawing of two ellipses

To create more complex drawings, you can combine multiple drawing objects into a single composite drawing using a DrawingGroup.

More Code

How to: Paint an Area with a Drawing This example shows how to paint an area with a drawing. To paint an area with a drawing, you use a DrawingBrush and one or more Drawing objects. The following example uses a DrawingBrush to paint an object with a drawing of two ellipses.

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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