Path Class

Draws a series of connected lines and curves. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Windows.Shapes
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:

Public NotInheritable Class Path
	Inherits Shape
Dim instance As Path

public final class Path extends Shape
public final class Path extends Shape

The Path object can draw closed or open shapes, multiple shapes, and even curved shapes.

Unlike the Line and PolyLine objects, you can use this object to draw curves. See the Data property for a description of the shapes that the Path element supports.

The following example shows how to create a Path element and set its properties by using code. For the complete sample, see Create Shape Elements Using Code Sample.

' Add a Path Element
Dim myPath As New Path()
myPath.Stroke = Brushes.Black
myPath.Fill = Brushes.MediumSlateBlue
myPath.StrokeThickness = 4
myPath.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left
myPath.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Center
Dim myEllipseGeometry As New EllipseGeometry()
myEllipseGeometry.Center = New System.Windows.Point(50, 50)
myEllipseGeometry.RadiusX = 25
myEllipseGeometry.RadiusY = 25
myPath.Data = myEllipseGeometry

More Code

How to: Create a LineSegment in a PathGeometry

This example shows how to create a line segment. To create a line segment, use the PathGeometry, PathFigure, and LineSegment classes.

How to: Create an Elliptical Arc

This example shows how to draw an elliptical arc. To create an elliptical arc, use the PathGeometry, PathFigure, and ArcSegment classes.

How to: Create a Cubic Bezier Curve

This example shows how to create a cubic Bezier curve. To create a cubic Bezier curve, use the PathGeometry, PathFigure, and BezierSegment classes. To display the resulting geometry, use a Path element, or use it with a GeometryDrawing or a DrawingContext. In the following examples, a cubic Bezier curve is drawn from (10, 100) to (300, 100). The curve has control points of (100, 0) and (200, 200).

How to: Create a Composite Shape

This example shows how to create composite shapes using Geometry objects and display them using a Path element. In the following example, a LineGeometry, EllipseGeometry, and a RectangleGeometry are used with a GeometryGroup to create a composite shape. The geometries are then drawn using a Path element.

How to: Create a Shape by Using a PathGeometry

This example shows how to create a shape using the PathGeometry class. PathGeometry objects are composed of one or more PathFigure objects; each PathFigure represents a different "figure" or shape. Each PathFigure is itself composed of one or more PathSegment objects, each representing a connected portion of the figure or shape. Segment types include LineSegment, ArcSegment, and BezierSegment.

How to: Animate an EllipseGeometry

This example shows how to animate a Geometry within a Path element. In the following example, a PointAnimation is used to animate the Center of an EllipseGeometry.


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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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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