GradientBrush.ColorInterpolationMode Property

Gets or sets a ColorInterpolationMode enumeration that specifies how the gradient's colors are interpolated.

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

member ColorInterpolationMode : ColorInterpolationMode with get, set
<object ColorInterpolationMode="ColorInterpolationMode" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.ColorInterpolationMode
Specifies how the colors in a gradient are interpolated. The default is ColorInterpolationMode.SRgbLinearInterpolation.

Identifier field

ColorInterpolationModeProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

The following example shows two similar gradients that have different modes of color interpolation, which causes the interpolation to happen in different color spaces.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">
  <StackPanel>

    <Rectangle Width="200" Height="100" Margin="10">
      <Rectangle.Fill>

        <!-- This gradient uses a ColorInterpolationMode of "ScRgbLinearInterpolation"
             which indicates that the colors of the gradient are interpolated using the
             ScRGB color space. -->
        <LinearGradientBrush ColorInterpolationMode="ScRgbLinearInterpolation" 
        StartPoint="0,0.5" EndPoint="1,0.5">
          <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
            <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.0" />
            <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.25" />
            <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.75" />
            <GradientStop Color="LimeGreen" Offset="1" />
          </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
        </LinearGradientBrush>
      </Rectangle.Fill>
    </Rectangle>

    <Rectangle Width="200" Height="100" Margin="10">
      <Rectangle.Fill>

        <!-- This gradient uses a ColorInterpolationMode of "SRgbLinearInterpolation"
             which indicates that the colors of the gradient are interpolated using the
             sRGB color space. -->
        <LinearGradientBrush ColorInterpolationMode="SRgbLinearInterpolation" 
        StartPoint="0,0.5" EndPoint="1,0.5">
          <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
            <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.0" />
            <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.25" />
            <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.75" />
            <GradientStop Color="LimeGreen" Offset="1" />
          </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
        </LinearGradientBrush>
      </Rectangle.Fill>
    </Rectangle>

  </StackPanel>
</Page>

The following illustration shows what the preceding example produces.

Two gradients showing different interpolation mode

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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