TranslateTransform Method (Single, Single, MatrixOrder)
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Graphics.TranslateTransform Method (Single, Single, MatrixOrder)

Changes the origin of the coordinate system by applying the specified translation to the transformation matrix of this Graphics in the specified order.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public void TranslateTransform(
	float dx,
	float dy,
	MatrixOrder order


Type: System.Single
The x-coordinate of the translation.
Type: System.Single
The y-coordinate of the translation.
Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.MatrixOrder
Member of the MatrixOrder enumeration that specifies whether the translation is prepended or appended to the transformation matrix.

The translation operation consists of multiplying the transformation matrix by a matrix whose translation part is the dx and dy parameters. This method prepends or appends the transformation matrix of the Graphics by the translation matrix according to the order parameter.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Rotates the world transformation matrix of the Windows Form by 30.0F degrees.

  • Moves the graphics object's origin by calling TranslateTransform, appending the translation to the world transformation matrix.

  • Draws a rotated, translated ellipse with a blue pen.

private void TranslateTransformAngleMatrixOrder(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Set world transform of graphics object to rotate.

    // Then to translate, appending to world transform.
    e.Graphics.TranslateTransform(100.0F, 0.0F, MatrixOrder.Append);

    // Draw rotated, translated ellipse to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawEllipse(new Pen(Color.Blue, 3), 0, 0, 200, 80);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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