Image.Stretch Image.Stretch Image.Stretch Image.Stretch Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that describes how an Image should be stretched to fill the destination rectangle.

public:
 property System::Windows::Media::Stretch Stretch { System::Windows::Media::Stretch get(); void set(System::Windows::Media::Stretch value); };
public System.Windows.Media.Stretch Stretch { get; set; }
member this.Stretch : System.Windows.Media.Stretch with get, set
Public Property Stretch As Stretch
Property Value

One of the Stretch values. The default is Uniform.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use this property.

Image myImage1 = new Image();

// Set the stretch property.
myImage1.Stretch = Stretch.Fill;

// Set the StretchDirection property.
myImage1.StretchDirection = StretchDirection.Both;

// Create source
BitmapImage myBitmapImage1 = new BitmapImage();

// BitmapImage.UriSource must be in a BeginInit/EndInit block
myBitmapImage1.BeginInit();
myBitmapImage1.UriSource = new Uri(@"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures\Winter.jpg");
myBitmapImage1.EndInit();

//set image source
myImage1.Source = myBitmapImage1;
Dim myImage1 As New Image()

' Set the stretch property.
myImage1.Stretch = Stretch.Fill

' Set the StretchDirection property.
myImage1.StretchDirection = StretchDirection.Both

' Create source
Dim myBitmapImage1 As New BitmapImage()

' BitmapImage.UriSource must be in a BeginInit/EndInit block
myBitmapImage1.BeginInit()
myBitmapImage1.UriSource = New Uri("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures\Winter.jpg")
myBitmapImage1.EndInit()

'set image source
myImage1.Source = myBitmapImage1

Remarks

A value of Fill will cause your image to stretch to completely fill the output area. When the output area and the image have different aspect ratios, the image is distorted by this stretching. To make an Image preserve the aspect ratio of the image, set this property to Uniform (default) or UniformToFill.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field StretchProperty
Metadata properties set to true AffectsMeasure

Applies to

See Also