UIElement.TransformToVisual Method

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Returns a transform object that can be used to transform coordinates from the UIElement to the specified object.

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


Public Function TransformToVisual ( _
    visual As UIElement _
) As GeneralTransform
public GeneralTransform TransformToVisual(
    UIElement visual


  • visual
    Type: System.Windows.UIElement
    The object to compare to the current object for purposes of obtaining the transform.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.GeneralTransform
The transform information as an object. Call GeneralTransform.Transform on this object to get a practical transform.


In WPF, this method exists on the Visual class. Silverlight does not use Visual in its public object model. Silverlight implements several Visual-related APIs on the UIElement class instead.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.