PathGeometry Class
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PathGeometry Class

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

Represents a complex shape that may be composed of arcs, curves, ellipses, lines, and rectangles.


Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

[ContentPropertyAttribute("Figures", true)]
public sealed class PathGeometry : Geometry

XAML Values


One or more PathFigure object elements. Object elements defined here become members of the PathFigureCollection collection when code accesses the Figures property at run time.

The PathGeometry type exposes the following members.

Public methodPathGeometryInitializes a new instance of the PathGeometry class.

Public propertyBoundsGets a Rect that specifies the axis-aligned bounding box of the Geometry. (Inherited from Geometry.)
Public propertyDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyFiguresGets or sets the collection of PathFigure objects that describe the contents of a path.
Public propertyFillRuleGets or sets a value that determines how the intersecting areas contained in the PathGeometry are combined.
Public propertyTransformGets or sets the Transform object applied to a Geometry. (Inherited from Geometry.)

Public methodCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodClearValueClears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetAnimationBaseValueReturns any base value established for a Windows Phone dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValueSets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string representation of this PathGeometry. (Overrides Object.ToString().)

Public fieldStatic memberFiguresPropertyIdentifies the Figures dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberFillRulePropertyIdentifies the FillRule dependency property.

Each PathGeometry object defines a collection of PathFigure objects. Each of the PathFigure objects is composed of one or more PathSegment objects, such as ArcSegment and LineSegment, which actually define their shape.

The filled area of the PathGeometry is defined by taking all of the contained PathFigure objects that have their IsFilled property set to true and applying the FillRule to determine the enclosed area.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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

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