HitTestResult Class
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HitTestResult Class


Provides the base class for several derived classes that represents the return value from a hit test.

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

public abstract class HitTestResult


Gets the visual object that was hit.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The PointHitTestResult, GeometryHitTestResult, and RayHitTestResult classes derive from HitTestResult.

The following example shows how to retrieve the HitTestResult return value from the HitTest method.

// Respond to the left mouse button down event by initiating the hit test.
private void OnMouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
    // Retrieve the coordinate of the mouse position.
    Point pt = e.GetPosition((UIElement)sender);

    // Perform the hit test against a given portion of the visual object tree.
    HitTestResult result = VisualTreeHelper.HitTest(myCanvas, pt);

    if (result != null)
        // Perform action on hit visual object.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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