GradientStop Class

July 28, 2014

Describes the location and color of a transition point in a gradient.

System.Object
  System.Windows.DependencyObject
    System.Windows.Media.GradientStop

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

[ContentPropertyAttribute("Color", true)]
public sealed class GradientStop : DependencyObject
<GradientStop .../>

The GradientStop type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodGradientStopInitializes a new instance of the GradientStop class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyColorGets or sets the color of the gradient stop.
Public propertyDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyOffsetGets the location of the gradient stop within the gradient vector.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodClearValueClears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetAnimationBaseValueReturns any base value established for a Windows Phone dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValueSets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Public fieldStatic memberColorPropertyIdentifies the Color dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberOffsetPropertyIdentifies the Offset dependency property.
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Use this class to describe the colors in a LinearGradientBrush or RadialGradientBrush.

Note that this class does not provide an opacity property; to make a GradientStop semi-transparent, set its GradientStop.Color property with a transparent Color.

The following example creates a linear gradient with four colors and uses it to paint a Rectangle.

The following illustration shows the results of the preceding code, with the highlighted gradient stops.


<StackPanel>
  <!-- This rectangle is painted with a diagonal linear gradient. -->
  <Rectangle Width="200" Height="100">
    <Rectangle.Fill>
      <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="1,1">
        <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0.0" />
        <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.25" />
        <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.75" />
        <GradientStop Color="LimeGreen" Offset="1.0" />
      </LinearGradientBrush>
    </Rectangle.Fill>
  </Rectangle>
</StackPanel>


Gradient stops in a linear gradient

Gradient with gradient stops.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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