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Analog Clock in WPF

, 17 Sep 2008 CPOL
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A simple analog clock in WPF
Analog clock in WPF


This is an analog clock in WPF.

Using the Code

My XAML code is as follows:

<Window x:Class="clock.Window1"
    Title="Clock" Margin="2" Height="327" Width="311" AllowsTransparency="True" 
        WindowStyle="None" Background="Transparent" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen" 
        ResizeMode="NoResize" Topmost="False" Opacity="1">
    <Grid Width="300" Height="300" MouseLeftButtonDown="Grid_MouseDown">
       <Image Source="images/backGround.png"></Image>

        <Label Name="christianityCalendar" Foreground="White" 
        Margin="0, 0, 0, 52" HorizontalAlignment="Center" 
        VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Height="Auto"
        <Label Name="persianCalendar" Foreground="White" 
        Margin="0, 0, 0, 75" HorizontalAlignment="Center" 
        VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Height="Auto" 
        <!--<span class="code-comment"> Second  --></span>
        <Rectangle Margin="150,0,149,150" Name="rectangleSecond" 
        Stroke="White" Height="120" VerticalAlignment="Bottom">
                <RotateTransform x:Name="secondHand" CenterX="0" 
                CenterY="120" Angle="0" />
        <!--<span class="code-comment"> Minute  --></span>
        <Rectangle Margin="150,49,149,151" Name="rectangleMinute" 
                <RotateTransform x:Name="minuteHand" CenterX="0" 
                CenterY="100" Angle="0" />
        <!--<span class="code-comment"> Hour  --></span>
        <Rectangle Margin="150,80,149,150" Name="rectangleHour" 
                <RotateTransform x:Name="hourHand" CenterX="0" 
                CenterY="70" Angle="0" />

My C# code is as follows:

System.Timers.Timer timer = new System.Timers.Timer(1000);
public Window1()

    MDCalendar mdCalendar = new MDCalendar();
    DateTime date = DateTime.Now;
    TimeZone time = TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone;
    TimeSpan difference = time.GetUtcOffset(date);
    uint currentTime = mdCalendar.Time() + (uint)difference.TotalSeconds;
    persianCalendar.Content = mdCalendar.Date("Y/m/D  W", currentTime, true);
    christianityCalendar.Content = mdCalendar.Date("P Z/e/d", currentTime, false);

    timer.Elapsed += new System.Timers.ElapsedEventHandler(timer_Elapsed);
    timer.Enabled = true;

void timer_Elapsed(object sender, System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs e)
    this.Dispatcher.Invoke(DispatcherPriority.Normal, (Action)(() =>
        secondHand.Angle = DateTime.Now.Second * 6;
        minuteHand.Angle = DateTime.Now.Minute * 6;
        hourHand.Angle = (DateTime.Now.Hour * 30) + (DateTime.Now.Minute * 0.5);

private void Grid_MouseDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)


  • 17th September, 2008: Initial post


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Mohammad Dayyan

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Comments and Discussions

QuestionMDCalendar PinmemberKarolinaNS7-Dec-14 3:54 
AnswerRe: MDCalendar PinmemberMohammad Dayyan7-Dec-14 4:21 
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SuggestionAdded code PinmemberAster Veigas9-Aug-13 11:36 
Questionwhy use a System.Timers.Timer? Pinmembertomtom198022-May-12 9:06 
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