ArcSegment.SweepDirection Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the arc is drawn in the Clockwise or Counterclockwise direction.

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

member SweepDirection : SweepDirection with get, set
<object SweepDirection="SweepDirection" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.SweepDirection
A value that specifies the direction in which the arc is drawn. The default value is Counterclockwise.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


For an ArcSegment with a given Size, RotationAngle, start point, and end Point, four different arcs are possible. Specifying the IsLargeArc property reduces the number of possible arcs to two: an arc drawn from the start point to the end Point in a Clockwise direction and an arc drawn from the start point to the end point in a Counterclockwise direction.

The following illustration shows two elliptical arcs that are identical except for their SweepDirection settings.

ArcSegment objects with different SweepDirection settings

ArcSegments with different SweepDirection settings

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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