ArcSegment Class

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Represents an elliptical arc between two points.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: System.Windows.Media
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public NotInheritable Class ArcSegment _
    Inherits PathSegment
public sealed class ArcSegment : PathSegment
<ArcSegment .../>

The ArcSegment type exposes the following members.


Name Description
ArcSegment Initializes a new instance of the ArcSegment class.



Name Description
Dispatcher Gets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
IsLargeArc Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the arc should be greater than 180 degrees.
Point Gets or sets the endpoint of the elliptical arc.
RotationAngle Gets or sets the amount (in degrees) by which the ellipse is rotated about the x-axis.
Size Gets or sets the x- and y-radius of the arc as a Size structure.
SweepDirection Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the arc is drawn in the Clockwise or Counterclockwise direction.



Name Description
CheckAccess Determines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
ClearValue Clears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetAnimationBaseValue Returns any base value established for a Windows Phone dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
GetValue Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ReadLocalValue Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
SetValue Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



Name Description
IsLargeArcProperty Identifies the IsLargeArc dependency property.
PointProperty Identifies the Point dependency property.
RotationAngleProperty Identifies the RotationAngle dependency property.
SizeProperty Identifies the Size dependency property.
SweepDirectionProperty Identifies the SweepDirection dependency property.



Use a PathFigure object to store ArcSegment objects and other segments.

An elliptical arc is defined by its start and end points, x- and y-radius, x-axis rotation factor, a value indicating whether the arc should be greater than 180 degrees, and a value describing the direction in which the arc is drawn. The ArcSegment class does not contain a property for the starting point of the arc; it only defines the destination point of the arc it represents. The beginning point of the arc is the current point of the PathFigure to which the ArcSegment is added.

The following illustrations demonstrate the different end point, Size, and RotationAngle settings.

IsLargeArc and SweepDirection

For most arcs of a particular position, size, and rotation, there are four different arcs that can be drawn; the IsLargeArc and SweepDirection properties indicate which arc to use.

Of the four candidate arc sweeps, two represent large arcs with sweeps of 180 degrees or greater, and two represent smaller arcs with sweeps 180 degrees or less. If IsLargeArc is true, then one of the two larger arc sweeps is chosen; otherwise, if IsLargeArc is false, one of the smaller arc sweeps is chosen. The remaining two arc candidates are each drawn in a different direction: Counterclockwise or Clockwise. The SweepDirection property specifies which one to use.

The following illustrations show different IsLargeArc and SweepDirection settings.

ArcSegment objects with different IsLargeArc settings

ArcSegment objects with different SweepDirection settings

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


System.Windows.Media Namespace