How to: Create a LineSegment in a PathGeometry

This example shows how to create a line segment. To create a line segment, use the PathGeometry, PathFigure, and LineSegment classes.


The following examples draw a LineSegment from (10, 50) to (200, 70). The following illustration shows the resulting LineSegment; a grid background was added to show the coordinate system.

A LineSegment in a PathFigure
A LineSegment drawn from (10,50) to (200,70)


In Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), you may use attribute syntax to describe a path.

<Path Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1"    
  Data="M 10,50 L 200,70" />  


(Note that this attribute syntax actually creates a StreamGeometry, a lighter-weight version of a PathGeometry. For more information, see the Path Markup Syntax page.)

In XAML, you may also draw a line segment by using object element syntax. The following is equivalent to the previous XAML example.

<Path Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1">  
      <PathFigure StartPoint="10,50">  
        <LineSegment Point="200,70" />  
PathFigure myPathFigure = new PathFigure();  
myPathFigure.StartPoint = new Point(10, 50);  

LineSegment myLineSegment = new LineSegment();  
myLineSegment.Point = new Point(200, 70);  

PathSegmentCollection myPathSegmentCollection = new PathSegmentCollection();  

myPathFigure.Segments = myPathSegmentCollection;  

PathFigureCollection myPathFigureCollection = new PathFigureCollection();  

PathGeometry myPathGeometry = new PathGeometry();  
myPathGeometry.Figures = myPathFigureCollection;  

Path myPath = new Path();  
myPath.Stroke = Brushes.Black;  
myPath.StrokeThickness = 1;  
myPath.Data = myPathGeometry;  
Dim myPathFigure As New PathFigure()  
            myPathFigure.StartPoint = New Point(10, 50)  

            Dim myLineSegment As New LineSegment()  
            myLineSegment.Point = New Point(200, 70)  

            Dim myPathSegmentCollection As New PathSegmentCollection()  

            myPathFigure.Segments = myPathSegmentCollection  

            Dim myPathFigureCollection As New PathFigureCollection()  

            Dim myPathGeometry As New PathGeometry()  
            myPathGeometry.Figures = myPathFigureCollection  

            Dim myPath As New Path()  
            myPath.Stroke = Brushes.Black  
            myPath.StrokeThickness = 1  
            myPath.Data = myPathGeometry  

This example is part of larger sample; for the complete sample, see the Geometries Sample.

See Also

Geometry Overview