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### XAML Shapes: Round Those Corners

##### By Ken Getz

Once you've created a rectangle with XAML, you can also round the corners!

The Rectangle class adds RadiusX and RadiusY properties, as well, which control the rounding of the rectangle's corners. The properties define an ellipse that describes the rounding of the corners-the RadiusX property controls the width of the ellipse, and the RadiusY property controls the height. The minimum value for these properties is 0, and the maximum value is half the width and height of the rectangle (values of this size and greater simply result in an ellipse).

The page, RoundedCorners.xaml, displays the results shown in the Figure below. This example demonstrates different values for the RadiusX and RadiusY properties, and shows how they affect the shape of a rectangle.

`<Rectangle Width="200"`
`Height="100"`
`RadiusX="10"`
`RadiusY="10"`
`Stroke="Black"`
`StrokeThickness="2"`
`Margin="5,10,5,5"`
`Fill="Red" />`
`<Rectangle Width="200" `
`Height="100"`
`RadiusX="50"`
`RadiusY="10"`
`Stroke="Black"`
`StrokeThickness="2"`
`Margin="5"`
`Fill="Green" />`
`<Rectangle Width="200"`
`Height="100"`
`RadiusX="20"`
`RadiusY="50"`
`Stroke="Black"`
`StrokeThickness="2"`
`Margin="5"`
`Fill="Yellow" />`
`<Rectangle Width="200"`
`Height="100"`
`RadiusX="100"`
`RadiusY="50"`
`Stroke="Black"`
`StrokeThickness="2"`
`Margin="5"`
`Fill="Blue" />`

This post is an excerpt from the online courseware for our Windows 8 Using XAML: Bindings, Shapes, and Animation course written by expert Ken Getz.

#### Ken Getz

Ken Getz is a featured instructor for several of our Visual Studio courses. He is a Visual Basic and Visual C# expert and has been recognized multiple times as a Microsoft MVP. Ken is a seasoned instructor, successful consultant, and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences like Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevConnections and he has written for several of the industry's most-respected publications including Visual Studio Magazine, CoDe Magazine, and MSDN Magazine.

This blog entry was originally posted January 11, 2013 by Ken Getz