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ShapeGeometry Class

Represents the geometry for a shape or connector.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Diagrams
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Sdk.Diagrams (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Sdk.Diagrams.dll)

public abstract class ShapeGeometry : IDisposable

This class and its derivatives deal with operations and calculations associated with the outline of the shape. There is a subclass for each of the major kinds of shape, such as ImageShapeGeometry, CompartmentShapeGeometry, and LinkShapeGeometry. By default, your shape or connector class is associated with one of these standard geometry classes.

To override functions of ShapeGeometry:

  • Create your own class derived from one of the standard subclasses of ShapeGeometry. Do not add state variables to this class.

  • In your shape class, override the ShapeGeometry property to return an instance of your ShapeGeometry subclass.

ShapeGeometry is a lightweight class – it has no state, so that you can share an instance between all the instances of a shape class.

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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