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# SkewTransform.CenterX Property

Visual Studio 2010

Gets or sets the x-coordinate of the transform center.

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 double CenterX { get; set; }
```
```<object CenterX="double" .../>
```

#### Property Value

Type: System.Double
The x-coordinate of the transform center. The default is 0.

## Dependency Property Information

 Identifier field CenterXProperty Metadata properties set to true None

## Remarks

To skew an object in place, set the CenterX and CenterY properties to the object's center point.

## Examples

This example shows how to use a SkewTransform to skew an element. A skew, which is also known as a shear, is a transformation that stretches the coordinate space in a non-uniform manner. One typical use of a SkewTransform is for simulating 3-D depth in 2-D objects.

Use the CenterX and CenterY properties to specify the center point of the SkewTransform.

Use the AngleX and AngleY properties to specify the skew angle of the x-axis and y-axis, and to skew the current coordinate system along these axes.

To predict the effect of a skew transformation, consider that AngleX skews x-axis values relative to the original coordinate system. Therefore, for an AngleX of 30, the y-axis rotates 30 degrees through the origin and skews the values in x- by 30 degrees from that origin. Likewise, an AngleY of 30 skews the y- values of the shape by 30 degrees from the origin. Note that this is not the same effect as translating (moving) the coordinate system by 30 degrees in x- or y-.

The following example applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees to a Rectangle from a center point of (0,0).

```
<Rectangle
Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2"
Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100">
<Rectangle.RenderTransform>

<!-- Applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees
from a center point of (0,0). -->
<SkewTransform CenterX="0" CenterY="0" AngleX="45" AngleY="0" />
</Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

```

The following example applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees to a Rectangle from a center point of (25,25).

```
<Rectangle Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF"
Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2">
<Rectangle.RenderTransform>

<!-- Applies a horizontal skew of 45 degrees
from a center point of (25,25). -->
<SkewTransform CenterX="25" CenterY="25" AngleX="45" AngleY="0" />
</Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

```

The following example applies a vertical skew of 45 degrees to a Rectangle from a center point of (25,25).

```
<Rectangle Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF"
Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2"
Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100">
<Rectangle.RenderTransform>

<!-- Applies a vertical skew of 45 degrees
from a center point of (25,25). -->
<SkewTransform CenterX="25" CenterY="25" AngleX="0" AngleY="45" />
</Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

```

The following illustration shows the different skews that are used in this example.

The three SkewTransform examples illustrated

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

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

## Platforms

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.