Geometry Designer Demo

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This application provides a simple interface for creating geometric shapes. After creating a shape, the application conveniently displays Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) code that can be used to generate the shape.

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Building the Sample

  • Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and open its build environment command window. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Windows SDK, and then click CMD Shell.

  • Download the sample, usually from the software development kit (SDK) documentation, to your hard disk drive.

  • To build the sample from the build environment command window, go to the source directory of the sample. At the command prompt, type MSBUILD.

  • To build the sample in Microsoft Visual Studio, load the sample solution or project file and then press CTRL+SHIFT+B.

Running the Sample

  • To run the compiled sample from the build environment command window, execute the .exe file in the Bin\Debug or Bin\Release folder contained under the sample source code folder.

  • To run the compiled sample with debugging in Visual Studio, press F5.


Use the data panel on the left to enter information about the desired shape. Moving the pointer over Geometry in the designer panel on the right side will cause the data panel to display information about the current shape. The data panel updates as the shape in the designer panel moves and is manipulated. The ShowXAML button displays XAML code that will generate the current shape.

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