Silverlight Cropping or Clipping in VB.NET

This article demonstrates how to implement clipping feature in Silverlight such as a Rectangle and an Image.
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The Clip property of an element (defined in the UIElement class) is used to clip a region and represents the geometry that defines the content of an element. 
 

The Clip property takes a Geometry type that can be a line, rectangle, ellipse, or group geometry.

The following XAML code snippet uses an Image object to display an image.

<Image Source="Waterfall.jpg"

               Width="300" Height="300">

The output looks like Figure 1.


Figure 1

The XAML code in Listing 1 sets the Image.Clip property to an EllipseGeometry and sets the RadiusX, RadiusY, and Center properties of the geometry.  

<Image Source="Waterfall.jpg"

       Width="300" Height="300">

    <Image.Clip>

        <EllipseGeometry

              RadiusX="100"

              RadiusY="100"

              Center="200,150"/>

    </Image.Clip>

 

</Image>

Listing 1.

The new output looks like Figure 2.

 

 

Figure 2. A clipped image

Since the Clip property is defined in the UIElement, it can be applied to any element. For example, the following code generates a rectangle looks like Figure 3.

 

<Rectangle Width="300" Height="200"

           Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="4"

           Fill="Yellow">

    <Rectangle.Clip>

        <EllipseGeometry

              RadiusX="150"

              RadiusY="100"

              Center="150,100"/>

    </Rectangle.Clip>

 

</Rectangle>

 

 

 

Figure 3. A rectangle

Now we can apply clipping on the rectangle and the new output looks like Figure 4 with the following code.

 

<Rectangle Width="300" Height="200"

           Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="4"

           Fill="Yellow">

    <Rectangle.Clip>

        <EllipseGeometry

              RadiusX="150"

              RadiusY="100"

              Center="150,100"/>

    </Rectangle.Clip>

 

</Rectangle>

 

 

 

Figure 2. A clipped rectangle

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