VisualTreeHelper.GetDrawing(Visual) Method

Definition

Returns the drawing content of the specified Visual.

public:
 static System::Windows::Media::DrawingGroup ^ GetDrawing(System::Windows::Media::Visual ^ reference);
public static System.Windows.Media.DrawingGroup GetDrawing (System.Windows.Media.Visual reference);
static member GetDrawing : System.Windows.Media.Visual -> System.Windows.Media.DrawingGroup
Public Shared Function GetDrawing (reference As Visual) As DrawingGroup

Parameters

reference
Visual

The Visual whose drawing content is returned.

Returns

DrawingGroup

The drawing content of the Visual returned as a DrawingGroup type.

Examples

The following example shows how to retrieve the DrawingGroup from a visual object by using the GetDrawing method. A hit test is then performed on the geometry of each drawing in the DrawingGroup to determine which geometry was hit.

// Determine if a geometry within the visual was hit.
static public void HitTestGeometryInVisual(Visual visual, Point pt)
{
    // Retrieve the group of drawings for the visual.
    DrawingGroup drawingGroup = VisualTreeHelper.GetDrawing(visual);
    EnumDrawingGroup(drawingGroup, pt);
}

// Enumerate the drawings in the DrawingGroup.
static public void EnumDrawingGroup(DrawingGroup drawingGroup, Point pt)
{
    DrawingCollection drawingCollection = drawingGroup.Children;

    // Enumerate the drawings in the DrawingCollection.
    foreach (Drawing drawing in drawingCollection)
    {
        // If the drawing is a DrawingGroup, call the function recursively.
        if (drawing.GetType() == typeof(DrawingGroup))
        {
            EnumDrawingGroup((DrawingGroup)drawing, pt);
        }
        else if (drawing.GetType() == typeof(GeometryDrawing))
        {
            // Determine whether the hit test point falls within the geometry.
            if (((GeometryDrawing)drawing).Geometry.FillContains(pt))
            {
                // Perform action based on hit test on geometry.
            }
        }
    }
}
' Determine if a geometry within the visual was hit.
Public Shared Sub HitTestGeometryInVisual(ByVal visual As Visual, ByVal pt As Point)
    ' Retrieve the group of drawings for the visual.
    Dim drawingGroup As DrawingGroup = VisualTreeHelper.GetDrawing(visual)
    EnumDrawingGroup(drawingGroup, pt)
End Sub

' Enumerate the drawings in the DrawingGroup.
Public Shared Sub EnumDrawingGroup(ByVal drawingGroup As DrawingGroup, ByVal pt As Point)
    Dim drawingCollection As DrawingCollection = drawingGroup.Children

    ' Enumerate the drawings in the DrawingCollection.
    For Each drawing As Drawing In drawingCollection
        ' If the drawing is a DrawingGroup, call the function recursively.
        If drawing.GetType() Is GetType(DrawingGroup) Then
            EnumDrawingGroup(CType(drawing, DrawingGroup), pt)
        ElseIf drawing.GetType() Is GetType(GeometryDrawing) Then
            ' Determine whether the hit test point falls within the geometry.
            If (CType(drawing, GeometryDrawing)).Geometry.FillContains(pt) Then
                ' Perform action based on hit test on geometry.
            End If
        End If

    Next drawing
End Sub

Applies to