MediaElement.Stretch Property

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Gets or sets a Stretch value that describes how a MediaElement fills the destination rectangle.

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


Public Property Stretch As Stretch
public Stretch Stretch { get; set; }
<MediaElement Stretch="stretchValue" .../>

XAML Values

  • stretchValue
    A named constant from the Stretch enumeration, for example Uniform.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Stretch
A value of the enumeration that specifies the stretch behavior for the rendered media.
The default value is Uniform.


Dependency property identifier field: StretchProperty

The following illustration demonstrates the different Stretch values.

Stretch settings

Stretch values.

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.