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Provides a base class for objects that define geometric shapes. You can use geometry objects for clipping regions and as geometry definitions for rendering two-dimensional graphic data as a Path.
For XAML syntaxes that take a Geometry object, you need to specify a non-abstract derived type of Geometry as an object element. For more information, see the XAML syntax on the reference pages for the EllipseGeometry, GeometryGroup, LineGeometry, PathGeometry, or RectangleGeometry objects.
Geometries can be conceptualized as simple or complex. EllipseGeometry, LineGeometry, and RectangleGeometry are simple geometries, which specify the geometric shape as one element with basic coordinate or dimension properties. GeometryGroup and PathGeometry are complex geometries. GeometryGroup combines other geometries that it holds as child objects. PathGeometry uses either a set of nested figure or segment path definition elements or a compact string syntax to describe a path for the geometry. A Geometry does not entirely define its own rendering. Instead, a Geometry is provided as data for a Path. Path in turn is a UIElement and, therefore, is part of the Silverlight rendering system.