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FixedPage.BleedBox Property

Gets or sets a rectangle defining the overflow area for bleeds, registration marks, and crop marks. This is a dependency property.

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

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

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Rect
The Rect defining the overflow area.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


BleedBox is used to specify an expanded area for print production-related bleeds, registration marks, and crop marks that may extend outside the logical page. The logical page is the part of the sheet that will remain after it has been cropped to its final size. So the dimensions of the bleed box can be no smaller than the logical page size, but may be greater. Contrast the BleedBox with the ContentBox which is the area of the page on which content can appear; that is, the part of the page that is within the margins. So the dimensions of the content box can be no larger than the page, but may be smaller.

The Left and Right properties of both the bleed box and the content box are measured from the left and the Top and Bottom properties are measured from the top. Hence, the following rules must be enforced in defining the BleedBox and ContentBox:

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