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MediaElement.Stretch Property

Gets or sets a Stretch value that describes how a MediaElement fills the destination rectangle. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public Stretch Stretch { get; set; }
<object Stretch="Stretch" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Stretch
The stretch value for the rendered media. The default is Uniform.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The following illustration demonstrates the different Stretch values.

Different gradient spread methods

Different TileBrush Stretch settings

The following example shows how to create a Viewbox and set the Stretch mode of content.

// Create a Viewbox and add it to the Canvas
myViewbox = new Viewbox();
myViewbox.StretchDirection = StretchDirection.Both;
myViewbox.Stretch = Stretch.Fill;
myViewbox.MaxWidth = 400;
myViewbox.MaxHeight = 400;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0