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Viewbox.StretchDirection Property

Gets or sets the StretchDirection, which determines how scaling is applied to the contents of a Viewbox. This is a dependency property.

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

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

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.StretchDirection
A StretchDirection that determines how scaling is applied to the contents of a Viewbox. The default is Both.

Identifier field


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This property determines the scaling restrictions that apply to the contents of a Viewbox. For example, use this property to prevent the contents of a Viewbox from being smaller or larger than its original size.

The following example shows how to create an instance of Viewbox and then set the StretchDirection property by using code.

// 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;

More Code

How to: Apply Stretch Properties to the Contents of a Viewbox This example shows how to change the value of the StretchDirection and Stretch properties of a Viewbox.

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