StylusDevice.Inverted Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the stylus is inverted.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

public bool Inverted { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the stylus is inverted; otherwise, false. The default is false.

For mouse input that is used for ink support instead of a stylus, the Inverted value is always false.

The following code example simulates a stylus that can be used as a highlighter when it is inverted.

//A new stroke object MyStroke is created and is added to the StrokeCollection 
//object of the InkPresenter MyIP
private void MyIP_MouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
    StylusPointCollection MyStylusPointCollection = new StylusPointCollection();
    MyStroke = new Stroke(MyStylusPointCollection);
    MyStroke.DrawingAttributes = CloneDrawingAttributes(MyDA,e);


//Set DrawingAttributes based on the stylus status
private DrawingAttributes CloneDrawingAttributes(DrawingAttributes attributes, MouseEventArgs e)
    DrawingAttributes cloneAttribute = new DrawingAttributes();
    if (attributes == null)
        return attributes;

    //Stylus is inverted. So set drawing attributes for a highlighter
    if (e.StylusDevice.Inverted == true)
        cloneAttribute.Width = 25;
        cloneAttribute.Height = 5;
        cloneAttribute.Color = Colors.Yellow;
        cloneAttribute.OutlineColor = Colors.Yellow;
        return cloneAttribute;

    //Stylus is not inverted. So set the default drawing attribute.

        cloneAttribute.Color = attributes.Color;
        cloneAttribute.Height = attributes.Height;
        cloneAttribute.OutlineColor = attributes.OutlineColor;
        cloneAttribute.Width = attributes.Width;
        return cloneAttribute;


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Community Additions