VisualTreeHelper.FindElementsInHostCoordinates Method (Rect, UIElement)

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Retrieves a set of objects that are located within a specified Rect of an object's coordinate space.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Public Shared Function FindElementsInHostCoordinates ( _
    intersectingRect As Rect, _
    subtree As UIElement _
) As IEnumerable(Of UIElement)
public static IEnumerable<UIElement> FindElementsInHostCoordinates(
    Rect intersectingRect,
    UIElement subtree


Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<UIElement>
An enumerable set of UIElement objects that are determined to be located in the visual tree composition at the specified point and within the specified subtee.


You must specify some object for the subtree value to specify a frame of reference. If you want to use the most general frame of reference available (the entire content area of the Silverlight plug-in), use Application.RootVisual as the subtree input.

For this signature, because the determination is done by an area, multiple elements might be returned, and no meaning can be assigned to the order of returned elements in the set.

The input Rect might be the result of a simulated drag action by the mouse, where a start point and end point were captured and could be used to compose a Rect.

FindElementsInHostCoordinates is fundamentally similar to the HitTest methods in previous versions of Silverlight and in WPF.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.