GradientBrush.SpreadMethod Property

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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.

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


Public Property SpreadMethod As GradientSpreadMethod
public GradientSpreadMethod SpreadMethod { get; set; }
<gradientBrush SpreadMethod="Pad"/>
<gradientBrush SpreadMethod="Reflect"/>
<gradientBrush SpreadMethod="Repeat"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.GradientSpreadMethod
The type of spread method used to paint the gradient. The default is GradientSpreadMethod.Pad.


Dependency property identifier field: SpreadMethodProperty

The following illustration shows the available spread methods and their effect on LinearGradientBrush and RadialGradientBrush. The red line indicates the gradient space. A LinearGradientBrush defines its gradient space with its StartPoint and EndPoint properties. A RadialGradientBrush defines its gradient space with its Center, RadiusX, and RadiusY properties.

Gradient spread methods

Gradient examples.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

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


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