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DrawingVisual Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the DrawingVisual class.

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

public DrawingVisual()
You cannot use constructors in XAML.

When you create a DrawingVisual object, it has no drawing content. You can add text, graphic, or image content by retrieving the drawing context of the object and drawing into it. A drawing context is returned by calling the RenderOpen method of a DrawingVisual object.

In the following example, a DrawingVisual object is created, and a rectangle is drawn into its drawing context. Notice that you must call the Close method of the DrawingContext to persist drawing content.

// Create a DrawingVisual that contains a rectangle. 
private DrawingVisual CreateDrawingVisualRectangle()
{
    DrawingVisual drawingVisual = new DrawingVisual();

    // Retrieve the DrawingContext in order to create new drawing content.
    DrawingContext drawingContext = drawingVisual.RenderOpen();

    // Create a rectangle and draw it in the DrawingContext.
    Rect rect = new Rect(new System.Windows.Point(160, 100), new System.Windows.Size(320, 80));
    drawingContext.DrawRectangle(System.Windows.Media.Brushes.LightBlue, (System.Windows.Media.Pen)null, rect);

    // Persist the drawing content.
    drawingContext.Close();

    return drawingVisual;
}

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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