PathFigure Object

Represents a subsection of a geometry, a single connected series of two-dimensional geometric segments.

XAML
<PathFigure ...>
  oneOrMorePathSegments
</PathFigure>
Scripting
To create an object using scripting, see CreateFromXAML.

XAML Values

oneOrMorePathSegments One or more object elements that derive from PathSegment. These can be one or more of the following: ArcSegment, BezierSegment, LineSegment, PolyBezierSegment, PolyQuadraticBezierSegment, QuadraticBezierSegment. Object elements defined here become members of the collection held by the Segments property, when accessed by scripting at runtime.

Properties

IsClosed, Name, Segments, StartPoint

Methods

Equals, FindName, GetHost, GetValue, SetValue

Remarks

The defining property of a PathFigure is its StartPoint, because it specifies the point from which the first contained line segment starts.

If you want a geometry where various figures are not connected to one another, you would specify multiple PathFigure objects within the PathFigureCollection, each with different StartPoint values.

Examples

The following example creates a simple PathGeometry made up of a single PathFigure with a LineSegment and displays it using a Path element. The PathFigure object's StartPoint is set to 10,20 and a LineSegment is defined with an end point of 100,130. The following illustration shows the PathGeometry created by this example.

A PathGeometry that contains a single LineSegment

A PathGeometry that contains a single LineSegment

XAML
<Canvas  
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007" 
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"> 
  
  <Path Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1">
    <Path.Data>
      <PathGeometry>
        <PathGeometry.Figures>
          <PathFigure StartPoint="10,20">
            <PathFigure.Segments>
              <LineSegment Point="100,130"/>
            </PathFigure.Segments>
          </PathFigure>
        </PathGeometry.Figures>
      </PathGeometry>
    </Path.Data>
  </Path> 
</Canvas>

This example uses multiple segments in a PathFigure.

Multiple Segments in a PathFigure

A PathGeometry

XAML
<Canvas  
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007"  
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"> 
  
  <Path Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1" >
    <Path.Data>
      <PathGeometry>
        <PathGeometry.Figures>
          <PathFigure StartPoint="10,50">
            <PathFigure.Segments>
              <BezierSegment
                Point1="100,0"
                Point2="200,200"
                Point3="300,100"/>
              <LineSegment Point="400,100" />
              <ArcSegment
                Size="50,50" RotationAngle="45"
                IsLargeArc="True" SweepDirection="Clockwise"
                Point="200,100"/>
            </PathFigure.Segments>
          </PathFigure>
        </PathGeometry.Figures>
      </PathGeometry>
    </Path.Data>
  </Path> 
</Canvas>

See Also

Silverlight Geometries Overview
Path Markup Syntax
PathGeometry
PathSegment