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RotateTransform Class

Visual Studio 2008

Rotates an object clockwise about a specified point in a 2-D x-y coordinate system.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

Syntax

```public sealed class RotateTransform : Transform
```
```<RotateTransform .../>
```

Remarks

A RotateTransform rotates an object by a specified Angle about the point CenterX, CenterY.

When you use a RotateTransform, realize that the transformation rotates the coordinate system for a particular object about the point (0, 0). Therefore, depending on the position of the object, it might not rotate in place (around its center). For example, if an object is positioned 200 units from 0 along the x-axis, a rotation of 30 degrees can swing the object 30 degrees along a circle that has a radius of 200, which is drawn around the origin. To rotate an object in place, set the CenterX and CenterY of the RotateTransform to the center of the object to rotate.

Freezable Features: Because it inherits from the Freezable class, the RotateTransform class provides several special features: RotateTransform objects can be declared as resources, shared among multiple objects, made read-only to improve performance, cloned, and made thread-safe. For more information about the different features provided by Freezable objects, see Freezable Objects Overview.

Examples

This example shows how to rotate an object. The example first creates a RotateTransform and then specifies its Angle in degrees.

The following example rotates a Polyline object 45 degrees about its upper-left corner.

```<Canvas Height="200" Width="200">

<!-- Rotates the Polyline 45 degrees about the point (0,0). -->
<Polyline Points="25,25 0,50 25,75 50,50 25,25 25,0"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="10"
Canvas.Left="75" Canvas.Top="50">
<Polyline.RenderTransform>
<RotateTransform CenterX="0" CenterY="0" Angle="45" />
</Polyline.RenderTransform>
</Polyline>
</Canvas>
```
```// Create a Polyline.
Polyline polyline1 = new Polyline();
polyline1.Stroke = Brushes.Blue;
polyline1.StrokeThickness = 10;

// Create a RotateTransform to rotate
// the Polyline 45 degrees about its
// top-left corner.
RotateTransform rotateTransform1 =
new RotateTransform(45);
polyline1.RenderTransform = rotateTransform1;

// Create a Canvas to contain the Polyline.
Canvas canvas1 = new Canvas();
canvas1.Width = 200;
canvas1.Height = 200;
Canvas.SetLeft(polyline1, 75);
Canvas.SetTop(polyline1, 50);
```

The CenterX and CenterY properties of the RotateTransform specify the point about which the object is rotated. This center point is expressed in the coordinate space of the element that is transformed. By default, the rotation is applied to (0,0), which is the upper-left corner of the object to transform.

The next example rotates a Polyline object clockwise 45 degrees about the point (25,50).

```<Canvas Height="200" Width="200">

<!-- Rotates the Polyline 45 degrees about the point (25,50). -->
<Polyline Points="25,25 0,50 25,75 50,50 25,25 25,0"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="10"
Canvas.Left="75" Canvas.Top="50">
<Polyline.RenderTransform>
<RotateTransform CenterX="25" CenterY="50" Angle="45" />
</Polyline.RenderTransform>
</Polyline>
</Canvas>
```
```// Create a Polyline.
Polyline polyline2 = new Polyline();
polyline2.Points = polyline1.Points;
polyline2.Stroke = Brushes.Blue;
polyline2.StrokeThickness = 10;

// Create a RotateTransform to rotate
// the Polyline 45 degrees about the
// point (25,50).
RotateTransform rotateTransform2 =
new RotateTransform(45);
rotateTransform2.CenterX = 25;
rotateTransform2.CenterY = 50;
polyline2.RenderTransform = rotateTransform2;

// Create a Canvas to contain the Polyline.
Canvas canvas2 = new Canvas();
canvas2.Width = 200;
canvas2.Height = 200;
Canvas.SetLeft(polyline2, 75);
Canvas.SetTop(polyline2, 50);
```

The following illustration shows the results of applying a Transform to the two objects.

Two objects that rotate 45 degrees from different rotational centers

The Polyline in the previous examples is a UIElement. When you apply a Transform to the RenderTransform property of a UIElement, you can use the RenderTransformOrigin property to specify an origin for every Transform that you apply to the element. Because the RenderTransformOrigin property uses relative coordinates, you can apply a transformation to the center of the element even if you do not know its size. For more information and for an example, see How to: Specify the Origin of a Transform by Using Relative Values.

For the complete sample, see 2-D Transforms Sample.

More Code

 How to: Make an Element Spin in Place This example shows how to make an element spin by using a RotateTransform and a DoubleAnimation. How to: Rotate an Object by Using a Geometric Path This example shows how to rotate (pivot) an object along a geometric path that is defined by a PathGeometry object.

Inheritance Hierarchy

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

Platforms

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.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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