How to: Create a Custom Panel Element
The example defines a simple custom Panel element called PlotPanel, which positions child elements according to two hard-coded x- and y-coordinates. In this example, x and y are both set to 50; therefore, all child elements are positioned at that location on the x and y axes.
Public Class PlotPanel Inherits Panel 'Override the default Measure method of Panel. Protected Overrides Function MeasureOverride(ByVal availableSize As System.Windows.Size) As System.Windows.Size Dim panelDesiredSize As Size = New Size() ' In our example, we just have one child. ' Report that our panel requires just the size of its only child. For Each child As UIElement In InternalChildren child.Measure(availableSize) panelDesiredSize = child.DesiredSize Next Return panelDesiredSize End Function Protected Overrides Function ArrangeOverride(ByVal finalSize As System.Windows.Size) As System.Windows.Size For Each child As UIElement In InternalChildren Dim x As Double = 50 Dim y As Double = 50 child.Arrange(New Rect(New System.Windows.Point(x, y), child.DesiredSize)) Next Return finalSize End Function End Class