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Pen Class

Describes how a shape is outlined.

Namespace: System.Windows.Media
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

'Declaration
<LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability:=Readability.Unreadable)> _
Public NotInheritable Class Pen
	Inherits Animatable
'Usage
Dim instance As Pen

/** @attribute LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability=Readability.Unreadable) */ 
public final class Pen extends Animatable
LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability=Readability.Unreadable) 
public final class Pen extends Animatable

This example shows how use a Pen to outline a shape. To create a simple Pen, you need only specify its Thickness and Brush. You can create more complex pen's by specifying a DashStyle, DashCap, LineJoin, StartLineCap, and EndLineCap.

The following example uses a Pen to outline a shape defined by a GeometryDrawing.

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Media;
namespace SDKSample
{
    public partial class PenExample : Page
    {
        public PenExample()
        {
            // Create several geometries.
            RectangleGeometry myRectangleGeometry = new RectangleGeometry();
            myRectangleGeometry.Rect = new Rect(0, 0, 50, 50);
            EllipseGeometry myEllipseGeometry = new EllipseGeometry();
            myEllipseGeometry.Center = new Point(75, 75);
            myEllipseGeometry.RadiusX = 50;
            myEllipseGeometry.RadiusY = 50;
            LineGeometry myLineGeometry = new LineGeometry();
            myLineGeometry.StartPoint = new Point(75, 75);
            myLineGeometry.EndPoint = new Point(75, 0);

            // Create a GeometryGroup and add the geometries to it.
            GeometryGroup myGeometryGroup = new GeometryGroup();
            myGeometryGroup.Children.Add(myRectangleGeometry);
            myGeometryGroup.Children.Add(myEllipseGeometry);
            myGeometryGroup.Children.Add(myLineGeometry);

            // Create a GeometryDrawing and use the GeometryGroup to specify
            // its geometry.
            GeometryDrawing myGeometryDrawing = new GeometryDrawing();
            myGeometryDrawing.Geometry = myGeometryGroup;

            // Add the GeometryDrawing to a DrawingGroup.
            DrawingGroup myDrawingGroup = new DrawingGroup();
            myDrawingGroup.Children.Add(myGeometryDrawing);

            // Create a Pen to add to the GeometryDrawing created above.
            Pen myPen = new Pen();
            myPen.Thickness = 10;
            myPen.LineJoin = PenLineJoin.Round;
            myPen.EndLineCap = PenLineCap.Round;

            // Create a gradient to use as a value for the Pen's Brush property.
            GradientStop firstStop = new GradientStop();
            firstStop.Offset = 0.0;
            Color c1 = new Color();
            c1.A = 255;
            c1.R = 204;
            c1.G = 204;
            c1.B = 255;
            firstStop.Color = c1;
            GradientStop secondStop = new GradientStop();
            secondStop.Offset = 1.0;
            secondStop.Color = Colors.Purple;
            
            LinearGradientBrush myLinearGradientBrush = new LinearGradientBrush();
            myLinearGradientBrush.GradientStops.Add(firstStop);
            myLinearGradientBrush.GradientStops.Add(secondStop);

            myPen.Brush = myLinearGradientBrush;
            myGeometryDrawing.Pen = myPen;

            // Create an Image and set its DrawingImage to the Geometry created above.
            Image myImage = new Image();
            myImage.Stretch = Stretch.None;
            myImage.Margin = new Thickness(10);

            DrawingImage myDrawingImage = new DrawingImage();
            myDrawingImage.Drawing = myDrawingGroup;
            myImage.Source = myDrawingImage;

            this.Content = myImage;

        }      
    }
}

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

  <Image Stretch="None" Margin="20">
    <Image.Source>
      <DrawingImage>
        <DrawingImage.Drawing>
          <DrawingGroup>
            <GeometryDrawing>
              <GeometryDrawing.Geometry>
                <GeometryGroup>
                  <RectangleGeometry Rect="0,0,50,50" />
                  <EllipseGeometry Center="75,75" RadiusX="50" RadiusY="50" />
                  <LineGeometry StartPoint="75,75" EndPoint="75,0" />
                </GeometryGroup>
              </GeometryDrawing.Geometry>
              <GeometryDrawing.Pen>
                <Pen 
                  Thickness="10" 
                  LineJoin="Round" 
                  EndLineCap="Triangle"
                  StartLineCap="Round">
                  <Pen.Brush>
                    <LinearGradientBrush>
                      <GradientStop Offset="0.0" Color="#CCCCFF" />
                      <GradientStop Offset="1.0" Color="Purple" />
                    </LinearGradientBrush>
                  </Pen.Brush>
                </Pen>
              </GeometryDrawing.Pen>
            </GeometryDrawing>
          </DrawingGroup>
        </DrawingImage.Drawing>
      </DrawingImage>
    </Image.Source>
  </Image>






</Page>

A GeometryDrawing


Outlines produces by a Pen

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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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