Shape.StrokeStartLineCap Property

Gets or sets a PenLineCap enumeration value that describes the Shape at the start of a Stroke.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Shapes
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public function get StrokeStartLineCap () : PenLineCap 
public function set StrokeStartLineCap (value : PenLineCap)
<object StrokeStartLineCap="PenLineCap" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.PenLineCap
One of the PenLineCap enumeration values. The default is Flat.

This property has no effect if you set it on a shape that has no Stroke or that has no start or end points. For example, this property has no effect if you set it on an Ellipse.

This example shows how to modify the shape at the start or end of an open Shape element. To change the cap at the beginning of an open Shape, use its StrokeStartLineCap property. To change the cap at the end of an open Shape, use its StrokeEndLineCap property. To view the available line caps, see the PenLineCap enumeration.

NoteNote:

This property only affects an open shape , such as a Line, a Polyline, or an open Path element.

The following example draws four Polyline elements and uses a different set of shapes on the ends of each.

<TextBlock Grid.Column="3" Grid.Row="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2">
  <Bold>Line Caps</Bold>
</TextBlock>
<TextBlock Grid.Column="3" Grid.Row="1">Flat</TextBlock>
<Polyline
  Points="50,50 75,30 100,100 130,40"
  Stroke="Red"
  StrokeThickness="20"
  StrokeStartLineCap="Flat"
  StrokeEndLineCap="Flat"
  Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="4"/>

<TextBlock Grid.Column="3" Grid.Row="2">Square</TextBlock>
<Polyline
  Points="50,50 75,30 100,100 130,40"
  Stroke="Red"
  StrokeThickness="20"
  StrokeStartLineCap="Square"
  StrokeEndLineCap="Square"    
  Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="4"/>

<TextBlock Grid.Column="3" Grid.Row="3">Round</TextBlock>
<Polyline
  Points="50,50 75,30 100,100 130,40"
  Stroke="Red"
  StrokeThickness="20"
  StrokeStartLineCap="Round"
  StrokeEndLineCap="Round"  
  Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="4"/>

<TextBlock Grid.Column="3" Grid.Row="4">Triangle</TextBlock>
<Polyline
  Points="50,50 75,30 100,100 130,40"
  Stroke="Red"
  StrokeThickness="20"
  StrokeStartLineCap="Triangle"
  StrokeEndLineCap="Triangle"     
  Grid.Row="4" Grid.Column="4"/>

This example is part of a larger sample; for the complete sample, see Shape Elements Sample.

More Code

How to: Draw a Polyline by Using the Polyline Element This example shows how to draw a polyline, which is a series of connected lines, by using the Polyline element.

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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