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BitmapEffectInput.AreaToApplyEffect Property

Note: This API is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is Effect. Gets or sets a rectangular region on the visual to which the BitmapEffect is applied.

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

public Rect AreaToApplyEffect { get; set; }
    <Rect .../>
<object AreaToApplyEffect="Rect" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Rect
The rectangular region of the visual to which the effect is applied. The default value is Empty.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


When the rectangle has a Width or Height equal to 0, the effect will not be applied to the visual.

BitmapEffectInput expresses different behavior depending on whether the background of the element is transparent or not. If no background is present or defined, UIElement only considers the children for its size and the starting point for coordinates begin where the visual rendering starts.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.