SweepDirection Property

ArcSegment.SweepDirection Property


Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the arc is drawn in the Clockwise or Counterclockwise direction.

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

public SweepDirection SweepDirection { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.SweepDirection

A value that specifies the direction in which the arc is drawn. The default value is Counterclockwise.

For an ArcSegment with a given Size, RotationAngle, start point, and end Point, four different arcs are possible. Specifying the IsLargeArc property reduces the number of possible arcs to two: an arc drawn from the start point to the end Point in a Clockwise direction and an arc drawn from the start point to the end point in a Counterclockwise direction.

The following illustration shows two elliptical arcs that are identical except for their SweepDirection settings.

ArcSegments with different SweepDirection settings

ArcSegment objects with different SweepDirection settings

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.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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