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ContextNodeBaseCollection Class

Contains a collection of ContextNodeBase objects that are the result of an ink analysis.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Ink.AnalysisCore
Assembly:  IACore (in IACore.dll)

public class ContextNodeBaseCollection : ICollection, 

The following example shows how to loop through a ContextNodeBaseCollection from the InkAnalyzerBase. FindNodesOfType method of an InkAnalyzerBase named theInkAnalyzerBase. The example loops through all of the line nodes and, if two ink word nodes exist with the same word, it marks them as red.

// If two identical ink words occur next to each other, mark them as red. 
// Note: This doesn't actually look for pairs that go across two lines.
ContextNodeBaseCollection lines =
foreach (ContextNodeBase lineNode in lines)
    ContextNodeBase previousWord = null;
    string previousWordRecognizedString = "";
    foreach (ContextNodeBase inkWord in 
        theInkAnalyzerBase.FindNodesOfType(ContextNodeTypeBase.InkWord, lineNode))
        string inkWordRecognizedString = "";

        if (inkWord.ContainsPropertyData(PropertyGuidsForContextNodesBase.RecognizedString))
            inkWordRecognizedString =

        // TODO: I think I can get rid of this and just assign the previous string  
        // to the current string 
        if (previousWord != null &&
            previousWordRecognizedString =

        if (previousWordRecognizedString != "" &&
            previousWordRecognizedString == inkWordRecognizedString)
            Strokes previousWordStrokes = theInk.CreateStrokes(previousWord.GetStrokeIds());
            Strokes inkWordStrokes = theInk.CreateStrokes(previousWord.GetStrokeIds());

            foreach (Stroke stroke in previousWordStrokes)
                stroke.DrawingAttributes = new DrawingAttributes(Color.Red);

            foreach (Stroke stroke in inkWordStrokes)
                stroke.DrawingAttributes = new DrawingAttributes(Color.Red);
        previousWord = inkWord;


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0