GradientBrush Class

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An abstract class that describes a gradient, composed of gradient stops. Classes that derive from GradientBrush describe different ways of interpreting gradient stops.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: System.Windows.Media
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


<ContentPropertyAttribute("GradientStops", True)> _
Public MustInherit Class GradientBrush _
    Inherits Brush
[ContentPropertyAttribute("GradientStops", true)]
public abstract class GradientBrush : Brush

The GradientBrush type exposes the following members.


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



Name Description
ColorInterpolationMode Gets or sets a ColorInterpolationMode enumeration value that specifies how the gradient's colors are interpolated.
Dispatcher Gets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
GradientStops Gets or sets the brush's gradient stops.
MappingMode Gets or sets a BrushMappingMode enumeration value that specifies whether the positioning coordinates of the gradient brush are absolute or relative to the output area.
Opacity Gets or sets the degree of opacity of a Brush. (Inherited from Brush.)
RelativeTransform Gets or sets the transformation that is applied to the brush using relative coordinates. (Inherited from Brush.)
SpreadMethod Gets or sets the type of spread method that specifies how to draw a gradient that starts or ends inside the bounds of the object to be painted.
Transform Gets or sets the transformation that is applied to the brush. (Inherited from Brush.)



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
ColorInterpolationModeProperty Identifies the ColorInterpolationMode dependency property.
GradientStopsProperty Identifies the GradientStops dependency property.
MappingModeProperty Identifies the MappingMode dependency property.
SpreadMethodProperty Identifies the SpreadMethod dependency property.


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