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GeoCoordinate.Latitude Property

Gets or sets the latitude of the GeoCoordinate.

Namespace:  System.Device.Location
Assembly:  System.Device (in System.Device.dll)

public double Latitude { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Double
Latitude of the location.


Latitude is set outside the valid range.

Latitude can range from -90.0 to 90.0. Latitude is measured in degrees north or south from the equator. Positive values are north of the equator and negative values are south of the equator.

The following example prints the latitude and longitude values that are obtained from a GeoCoordinate.

using System;
using System.Device.Location;

namespace LocationEvent1
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            GeoCoordinateWatcher watcher;
            watcher = new GeoCoordinateWatcher();

            watcher.PositionChanged += (sender, e) =>
                var coordinate = e.Position.Location;
                Console.WriteLine("Lat: {0}, Long: {1}", coordinate.Latitude,
                // Uncomment to get only one event.
                // watcher.Stop(); 

            // Begin listening for location updates.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.
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