LayoutInformation.GetLayoutSlot Method

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Returns the layout slot, or bounding box, that contains the specified element.

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


Public Shared Function GetLayoutSlot ( _
    element As FrameworkElement _
) As Rect
public static Rect GetLayoutSlot(
    FrameworkElement element


Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Rect
The area assigned to the element for layout.


The layout slot is the bounding box that defines the area that an element may occupy. If the element is smaller than the layout slot, it is positioned inside based on its alignment properties. If the element is larger than the layout slot, it is clipped. You can retrieve the visible area of that clipping by calling GetLayoutClip.

The following image shows the dimensions of a parent panel, its child element, and the layout slot that contains the child.

Layout Slot

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.