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UIElement.Arrange Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Positions child objects and determines a size for a UIElement. Parent objects that implement custom layout for their child elements should call this method from their layout override implementations to form a recursive layout update.

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

Public Sub Arrange ( _
	finalRect As Rect _


Type: System.Windows.Rect
The final size that the parent computes for the child in layout, provided as a Rect value.


finalRect contained a Double.NaN or infinite value. See Remarks.

There is no reason to call Measure or Arrange outside of the context of overriding methods that perform custom layout actions. Windows Phone layout works autonomously, based on detecting changes to the object tree and layout-relevant properties at run time. For more information, see Layout for Windows Phone 8.

The finalRect you pass to Measure cannot have a Double.NaN value for any Rect value. Also, finalRect cannot have any infinite values for any Rect value.

Typically, calls to Arrange will incorporate a finalRect that uses the height and width values from DesiredSize for each element. Exceptions to this typical behavior might be necessary if an element holds a DesiredSize that the layout parent cannot accommodate, or if the sum total of all child element DesiredSize values cannot be accommodated or arranged. In such cases the child element content might be clipped, resized, or placed in a scroll region, which all depends on the specific functionality that is enabled in the layout parent container.

The following example shows how you would use Arrange within an ArrangeOverride implementation.

'Second arrange all children and return final size of panel 
Protected Overloads Overrides Function ArrangeOverride(ByVal finalSize As Size) As Size
    'Get the collection of children 
    Dim mychildren As UIElementCollection = Children

    'Get total number of children 
    Dim count As Integer = mychildren.Count

    'Arrange children 
    'We're only allowing 9 children in this panel. More children will get a 0x0 layout slot. 
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 To 8

        'Get (left, top) origin point for the element in the 3x3 block 
        Dim cellOrigin As Point = GetOrigin(i, 3, New Size(100, 100))

        'Arrange child 
        'Get desired height and width. This will not be larger than 100x100 as set in MeasureOverride. 
        Dim dw As Double = mychildren(i).DesiredSize.Width
        Dim dh As Double = mychildren(i).DesiredSize.Height

        mychildren(i).Arrange(New Rect(cellOrigin.X, cellOrigin.Y, dw, dh))
    For i = 9 To count - 1

        'Give the remaining children a 0x0 layout slot 
        mychildren(i).Arrange(New Rect(0, 0, 0, 0))

    'Return final size of the panel 
    Return New Size(300, 300)
End Function

'Calculate point origin of the Block you are in 
Protected Function GetOrigin(ByVal blockNum As Integer, ByVal blocksPerRow As Integer, ByVal itemSize As Size) As Point
    'Get row number (zero-based) 
    Dim row As Integer = CInt(Math.Floor(blockNum / blocksPerRow))

    'Get column number (zero-based) 
    Dim column As Integer = blockNum - blocksPerRow * row

    'Calculate origin 
    Dim origin As New Point(itemSize.Width * column, itemSize.Height * row)
    Return origin

End Function

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone