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UIElement.Clip property

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Gets or sets the RectangleGeometry used to define the outline of the contents of a UIElement.


public RectangleGeometry Clip { get; set; }


Property value

Type: RectangleGeometry

The rectangle geometry to be used for clipping area sizing. The default value is null (no clipping).


The clipping geometry for UIElement.Clip in the Windows Runtime API must be a RectangleGeometry. You can't specify a non-rectangular geometry, as is permitted in some XAML frameworks like Microsoft Silverlight.

The clipped area is the "outside" of the geometry. In other words, the content that is shown (not clipped) is the area of the rectangle that is drawn with Fill if the geometry were used as data for a Path rather than for clipping. The clipped area is any area that falls outside the rectangle. The clipped area isn't hit-testable.


This example is simple XAML markup that specifies a Clip using an inline RectangleGeometry that specifies its dimensions through an attribute syntax.

    <Image Source="Images/Water_lilies.jpg" Width="200" Height="150">
            <RectangleGeometry Rect="100 75 50 50"/>


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]


Windows::UI::Xaml [C++]



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