#774 – Translate Transforms

You can use a translation transform to translate, or move, a user interface element in the X or Y dimensions.  You specify translation values separately in both X and Y dimensions, expressed in device independent units.

You specify translation using a TranslateTransform element, setting values for the X and Y properties.  Both properties default to a value of 0.

LayoutTransform will ignore translation transforms (since the element will be moved around during the layout process anyway).  So you only use translation transforms with a RenderTransform.

Here’s an example that uses a couple of Sliders to dynamically change the X and Y values of a TranslateTransform.

    <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical">
        <TextBlock Text="Jack Kerouac" FontWeight="Bold" HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                   Padding="10,5" Background="PaleGoldenrod" Margin="5">
            <TextBlock.RenderTransform>
                <TranslateTransform  X="{Binding ElementName=sliX, Path=Value}" Y="{Binding ElementName=sliY, Path=Value}"/>
            </TextBlock.RenderTransform>
        </TextBlock>
        <TextBlock Text="Born 12 Mar, 1922" HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                   Padding="10,5" Background="Thistle"/>

        <Slider Name="sliX" Minimum="0" Maximum="300" Margin="10"/>
        <Slider Name="sliY" Minimum="0" Maximum="300" Margin="10"/>
    </StackPanel>

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About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #774 – Translate Transforms

  1. Pingback: #803 – Specifying an Arbitrary Transform with a MatrixTransform | 2,000 Things You Should Know About WPF

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