Create a LineSegment in a PathGeometry

How to: Create a LineSegment in a PathGeometry

This example shows how to create a line segment. To create a line segment, use the PathGeometry, PathFigure, and LineSegment classes.


The following examples draw a LineSegment from (10, 50) to (200, 70). The following illustration shows the resulting LineSegment; a grid background was added to show the coordinate system.

A LineSegment drawn from (10,50) to (200,700)
A LineSegment in a PathFigure

In Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), you may use attribute syntax to describe a path.

<Path Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1"  
  Data="M 10,50 L 200,70" />

(Note that this attribute syntax actually creates a StreamGeometry, a lighter-weight version of a PathGeometry. For more information, see the Path Markup Syntax page.)

In XAML, you may also draw a line segment by using object element syntax. The following is equivalent to the previous XAML example.

<Path Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1">
      <PathFigure StartPoint="10,50">
        <LineSegment Point="200,70" />

This example is part of larger sample; for the complete sample, see the Geometries Sample.

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