TransformToDescendant Method

Visual.TransformToDescendant Method

Returns a transform that can be used to transform coordinates from the Visual to the specified visual object descendant.

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

public GeneralTransform TransformToDescendant (
	Visual descendant
public GeneralTransform TransformToDescendant (
	Visual descendant
public function TransformToDescendant (
	descendant : Visual
) : GeneralTransform
You cannot use methods in XAML.



The Visual to which the coordinates are transformed.

Return Value

A value of type GeneralTransform.

Exception typeCondition


descendant is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The visual is not an ancestor of the descendant visual.


The visual objects are not related.

The following markup example shows a TextBlock that is contained within a StackPanel object.

<StackPanel Name="myStackPanel" Margin="8">
  <TextBlock Name="myTextBlock" Margin="4" Text="Hello, world" />

The following code example shows how to use the TransformToDescendant method to retrieve the offset of the StackPanel relative to its child TextBlock. The offset values are contained within the returned GeneralTransform value.

// Return the general transform for the specified visual object.
GeneralTransform generalTransform1 = myStackPanel.TransformToDescendant(myTextBlock);

// Retrieve the point value relative to the child.
Point currentPoint = generalTransform1.Transform(new Point(0, 0));

The offset takes into account the Margin values for all objects. In this case, X is -4, and Y is -4. The offset values are negative values, since the parent object is negatively offset relative to its child object.

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The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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