Can you explain how Canvas layout actually works?

 Posted by ArticlesMaint on 9/23/2009 | Category: Silverlight Interview questions | Views: 2314

Canvas is the simplest methodology for layout management. It supports absolute positioning using ‘X’ and ‘Y’ coordinates. ‘Canvas.Left’ helps to specify the X co-ordinate while ‘Canvas.Top’ helps to provide the ‘Y’ coordinates.

Below is a simple code snippet which shows how a rectangle object is positioned using ‘Canvas’ on co-ordinates (50,150).

<Canvas x:Name="MyCanvas">

<Rectangle Fill="Blue" Width="100"

Below is how the display looks like. When you the run the code the XAML viewer will position the rectangle object on absolute ‘X” and ‘Y’ coordinates.

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