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Stroke.OnInvalidated Method

Raises the Invalidated event.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Ink
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

protected virtual void OnInvalidated(
	EventArgs e
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Type: System.EventArgs

An EventArgs that contains the event data.

If you inherit from the Stroke class and your stroke's appearance is based on a custom state, you must call the OnInvalidated method to raise the Invalidated event. The InkPresenter handles the Invalidated event and calls the DrawCore method.

The following example draws a Stroke either as a solid stroke or as a series of StylusPoint objects, depending on the Mode property. The example calls the OnInvalidated method, which in turn calls the DrawCore where the stroke is drawn.

// Enumerator that specifies the drawing mode of the stroke.
public enum DrawingMode


private DrawingMode strokeMode = DrawingMode.Solid;

// Property that specifies whether to draw a solid stroke or the stylus points
public DrawingMode Mode
        return strokeMode;

        if (strokeMode != value)
            strokeMode = value;
            this.OnInvalidated(new EventArgs());

protected override void DrawCore(System.Windows.Media.DrawingContext context, DrawingAttributes overrides)
    SolidColorBrush strokeBrush = new SolidColorBrush(overrides.Color);

    // If strokeMode it set to Solid, draw the strokes regularly.
    // Otherwise, draw the stylus points.
    if (strokeMode == DrawingMode.Solid)
        Geometry geometry = GetGeometry(overrides);
        context.DrawGeometry(strokeBrush, null, geometry);
    else // strokeMode == DrawingMode.StylusPoints
        StylusPointCollection points;

        // Get the stylus points used to draw the stroke.  The points used depends on
        // the value of FitToCurve.
        if (this.DrawingAttributes.FitToCurve)
            points = this.GetBezierStylusPoints();
            points = this.StylusPoints;

        // Draw a circle at each stylus point.
        foreach (StylusPoint p in points)
            context.DrawEllipse(null, new Pen(strokeBrush, 1), (Point)p, 5, 5);

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0