ArcSegment.SweepDirection Property


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

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

Property Value


A value that specifies the direction in which the arc is drawn. The default value is Counterclockwise.


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.

ArcSegments with different SweepDirection settings
ArcSegment objects with different SweepDirection settings

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field SweepDirectionProperty
Metadata properties set to true None

Applies to