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VisualTreeHelper.GetOffset Method

Returns the offset of the Visual.

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

public static Vector GetOffset(
	Visual reference


Type: System.Windows.Media.Visual
The Visual whose offset is returned.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Vector
A Vector that represents the offset value of the Visual.

The returned offset value is relative to the parent of the Visual. If you want to return an offset value that is not relative to the parent of a Visual, use the TransformToAncestor method.

The following markup example shows a TextBlock that is defined with Margin value of 4.

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

The following code example shows how to use the GetOffset method to retrieve the offset of the TextBlock. The offset values are contained within the returned Vector value.

// Return the offset vector for the TextBlock object.
Vector vector = VisualTreeHelper.GetOffset(myTextBlock);

// Convert the vector to a point value.
Point currentPoint = new Point(vector.X, vector.Y);

The offset takes into account the Margin value. In this case, X is 4, and Y is 4.

.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.