How to: Create a Clip Region

This example shows how to define a framework element's Clip region. To define a clip, use a Geometry (for example, an EllipseGeometry to set the element's Clip property. Only the area that is within the region of the geometry will be visible.

The following example shows an Image element without a defined clip region. Because no clip region is defined, the entire image is displayed.

<Image Source="sampleImages\Waterlilies.jpg" 
  Width="200" Height="150" HorizontalAlignment="Left" />
Image with No Clip Region

An object before applying a clip region

In the next example, an identical Image is created, except that it has a defined clip region. Only the part of the image that is within the area the EllipseGeometry will be displayed.

<Image 
  Source="sampleImages\Waterlilies.jpg" 
  Width="200" Height="150" HorizontalAlignment="Left">
  <Image.Clip>
    <EllipseGeometry
      RadiusX="100"
      RadiusY="75"
      Center="100,75"/>
  </Image.Clip>
</Image>
Image with an Elliptical Clip Region

A clipped object
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