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Rect.Contains Method (Rect)

Indicates whether the rectangle contains the specified rectangle.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public bool Contains(
	Rect rect


Type: System.Windows.Rect
The rectangle to check.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if rect is entirely contained by the rectangle; otherwise, false.

The following example shows how to use the Contains(Rect) method to determine if one rectangle is contained by another rectangle.

private bool rectContainsExample2()
    // Create a rectangle.
    Rect myRectangle1 = new Rect();

    // The Location property specifies the coordinates of the upper left-hand 
    // corner of the rectangle. 
    myRectangle1.Location = new Point(10, 5);

    // Set the Size property of the rectangle with a width of 200
    // and a height of 50.
    myRectangle1.Size = new Size(200, 50);

    // Create second rectangle.
    Rect myRectangle2 = new Rect();
    myRectangle2.Location = new Point(12, 12);
    myRectangle2.Size = new Size(10, 60);

    // Using the Contains method, see if the second rectangle is 
    // contained within the first rectangle. doesContain is false
    // because only part of myRectangle2 is contained in myRectangle1 
    // (myRectangle2 is too wide).
    bool doesContain = myRectangle1.Contains(myRectangle2);

    return doesContain;


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.