Many drawing tasks can be simplified by using a transform—an object that alters the way a shape or element is drawn by secretly shifting the coordinate system it uses. In Silverlight, transforms are represented by classes that derive from the MustInherit abstract System.Windows.Media.Transform class, as listed in Table 8-7.



Technically, all transforms use matrix math to alter the coordinates of your shape. But using the prebuilt transforms classes—TranslateTransform, RotateTransform, ScaleTransform, SkewTransform—is far simpler than ...

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