is a visual object that can be used to render vector graphics on the screen. The content is persisted by the system.
Assembly: PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
is a lightweight drawing class that is used to render shapes, images, or text. This class is considered lightweight because it does not provide layout, input, focus, or event handling, which improves its performance. For this reason, drawings are ideal for backgrounds and clip art.
In order to use objects, you need to create a host container for the objects. The host container object must be derived from the FrameworkElement class, which provides the layout and event handling support that the class does not support. The host container object does not display any visual properties, since its main purpose is to contain child objects. For more information, see Using DrawingVisual Objects.
For a complete example showing how to create objects with a host container, see the Hit Test Using DrawingVisuals Sample.
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.