DashStyle Class

Definition

Represents the sequence of dashes and gaps that will be applied by a Pen.

public ref class DashStyle sealed : System::Windows::Media::Animation::Animatable
[System.Windows.Localizability(System.Windows.LocalizationCategory.None, Readability=System.Windows.Readability.Unreadable)]
public sealed class DashStyle : System.Windows.Media.Animation.Animatable
type DashStyle = class
    inherit Animatable
    interface DUCE.IResource
Public NotInheritable Class DashStyle
Inherits Animatable
Inheritance
Attributes

Examples

The following example shows how to use the DashStyle property of a Pen to create a dashed line under text.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" >
  <StackPanel Margin="20">

    <TextBlock FontSize="36">
      the lazy brown dog.
      <TextBlock.TextDecorations>
        <TextDecoration Location="Underline"  
          PenThicknessUnit="FontRecommended">
          <TextDecoration.Pen>
            <Pen Thickness="1.5" Brush="Red" >

              <!-- For the underline, create a dashed line with each
                   dash twice the thickness of the Pen and each gap 8 times
                   the thickness of the Pen. -->
              <Pen.DashStyle>
                <DashStyle Dashes="2,8"/>
              </Pen.DashStyle>
            </Pen>
          </TextDecoration.Pen>
        </TextDecoration>
      </TextBlock.TextDecorations>
    </TextBlock>
  </StackPanel>
</Page>

The following illustration shows what the preceding example produces.

Text with dashed line underneath.

The following illustration shows examples of different dash styles applied to an underline.

Shows several different dash styles.

Remarks

The Dashes property of this class describes the length of alternating dashes and gaps. The values in the collection are in terms of multiples of the Thickness of the Pen. For example, an array of 1,2 specifies a dash of length (1 * Thickness) followed by a gap of length (2 * Thickness).

Note

The actual length of the dash that is drawn depends on the style of DashCap that is added to each end of the dash. The default DashCap value for a Pen is Square. This causes an end cap that is one half the thickness of the line to be added onto each end of the pen stroke. (See PenLineCap for an example.) Therefore, if you specify an array of 0, 2 and a square DashCap, the actual dash length will be (0 * Thickness) + (2 * DashCap).

If there are an odd number of values in the collection, the values are interpreted as if they had been repeated once to produce an even number of values. For example, a collection containing 2,3,5 is interpreted the same as a collection containing 2,3,5,2,3,5.

Negative values in the array are interpreted as their absolute value.

Constructors

DashStyle()

Initializes a new instance of the DashStyle class.

DashStyle(IEnumerable<Double>, Double)

Initializes a new instance of the DashStyle class with the specified Dashes and Offset.

Fields

DashesProperty

Identifies the Dashes dependency property.

OffsetProperty

Identifies the Offset dependency property.

Properties

CanFreeze

Gets a value that indicates whether the object can be made unmodifiable.

(Inherited from Freezable)
Dashes

Gets or sets the collection of dashes and gaps in this DashStyle.

DependencyObjectType

Gets the DependencyObjectType that wraps the CLR type of this instance.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Dispatcher

Gets the Dispatcher this DispatcherObject is associated with.

(Inherited from DispatcherObject)
HasAnimatedProperties

Gets a value that indicates whether one or more AnimationClock objects is associated with any of this object's dependency properties.

(Inherited from Animatable)
IsFrozen

Gets a value that indicates whether the object is currently modifiable.

(Inherited from Freezable)
IsSealed

Gets a value that indicates whether this instance is currently sealed (read-only).

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Offset

Gets or sets how far in the dash sequence the stroke will start.

Methods

ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock)

Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock, HandoffBehavior)

Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline)

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior)

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
CheckAccess()

Determines whether the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject.

(Inherited from DispatcherObject)
ClearValue(DependencyProperty)

Clears the local value of a property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyProperty identifier.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey)

Clears the local value of a read-only property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyPropertyKey.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Clone()

Creates a modifiable clone of this DashStyle, making deep copies of this object's values.

CloneCore(Freezable)

Makes the instance a clone (deep copy) of the specified Freezable using base (non-animated) property values.

(Inherited from Freezable)
CloneCurrentValue()

Creates a modifiable clone of this DashStyle object, making deep copies of this object's current values.

CloneCurrentValueCore(Freezable)

Makes the instance a modifiable clone (deep copy) of the specified Freezable using current property values.

(Inherited from Freezable)
CoerceValue(DependencyProperty)

Coerces the value of the specified dependency property. This is accomplished by invoking any CoerceValueCallback function specified in property metadata for the dependency property as it exists on the calling DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
CreateInstance()

Initializes a new instance of the Freezable class.

(Inherited from Freezable)
CreateInstanceCore()

When implemented in a derived class, creates a new instance of the Freezable derived class.

(Inherited from Freezable)
Equals(Object)

Determines whether a provided DependencyObject is equivalent to the current DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Freeze()

Makes the current object unmodifiable and sets its IsFrozen property to true.

(Inherited from Freezable)
FreezeCore(Boolean)

Makes this Animatable object unmodifiable or determines whether it can be made unmodifiable.

(Inherited from Animatable)
GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the non-animated value of the specified DependencyProperty.

(Inherited from Animatable)
GetAsFrozen()

Creates a frozen copy of the Freezable, using base (non-animated) property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetAsFrozenCore(Freezable)

Makes the instance a frozen clone of the specified Freezable using base (non-animated) property values.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetCurrentValueAsFrozen()

Creates a frozen copy of the Freezable using current property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetCurrentValueAsFrozenCore(Freezable)

Makes the current instance a frozen clone of the specified Freezable. If the object has animated dependency properties, their current animated values are copied.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetHashCode()

Gets a hash code for this DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetLocalValueEnumerator()

Creates a specialized enumerator for determining which dependency properties have locally set values on this DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
GetValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property on this instance of a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
InvalidateProperty(DependencyProperty)

Re-evaluates the effective value for the specified dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
OnChanged()

Called when the current Freezable object is modified.

(Inherited from Freezable)
OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject)

Ensures that appropriate context pointers are established for a DependencyObjectType data member that has just been set.

(Inherited from Freezable)
OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject, DependencyProperty)

This member supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

(Inherited from Freezable)
OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs)

Overrides the DependencyObject implementation of OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs) to also invoke any Changed handlers in response to a changing dependency property of type Freezable.

(Inherited from Freezable)
ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if it exists.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ReadPreamble()

Ensures that the Freezable is being accessed from a valid thread. Inheritors of Freezable must call this method at the beginning of any API that reads data members that are not dependency properties.

(Inherited from Freezable)
SetCurrentValue(DependencyProperty, Object)

Sets the value of a dependency property without changing its value source.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)

Sets the local value of a dependency property, specified by its dependency property identifier.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object)

Sets the local value of a read-only dependency property, specified by the DependencyPropertyKey identifier of the dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ShouldSerializeProperty(DependencyProperty)

Returns a value that indicates whether serialization processes should serialize the value for the provided dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
VerifyAccess()

Enforces that the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject.

(Inherited from DispatcherObject)
WritePostscript()

Raises the Changed event for the Freezable and invokes its OnChanged() method. Classes that derive from Freezable should call this method at the end of any API that modifies class members that are not stored as dependency properties.

(Inherited from Freezable)
WritePreamble()

Verifies that the Freezable is not frozen and that it is being accessed from a valid threading context. Freezable inheritors should call this method at the beginning of any API that writes to data members that are not dependency properties.

(Inherited from Freezable)

Events

Changed

Occurs when the Freezable or an object it contains is modified.

(Inherited from Freezable)

Applies to

See also