﻿BoundingBox Structure

# BoundingBox Structure

Represents the value of two points in a bounding box defined by the two extreme corner points.

This box is therefore aligned to the world X, Y and Z axes.

Namespace:  Rhino.Geometry
Assembly:  RhinoCommon (in RhinoCommon.dll)
Syntax
```[SerializableAttribute]
public struct BoundingBox : ICloneable```

The BoundingBox type exposes the following members.

Constructors
NameDescription
BoundingBox(IEnumerablePoint3d)
Constructs a bounding box from a collection of points.
BoundingBox(Point3d, Point3d)
Constructs a new bounding box from two corner points.
BoundingBox(IEnumerablePoint3d, Transform)
Constructs a bounding box from a collection of points.
BoundingBox(Double, Double, Double, Double, Double, Double)
Constructs a bounding box from numeric extremes.
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Properties
NameDescription
Area
Gets the area of this BoundingBox.
Center
Gets the point in the center of the bounding box.
Diagonal
Gets the diagonal vector of this BoundingBox. The diagonal connects the Min and Max points.
Empty
Gets an [Empty] bounding box. An Empty box is an invalid structure that has negative width.
IsValid
Gets a value that indicates whether or not this bounding box is valid. Empty boxes are not valid, and neither are boxes with unset points.
Max
Gets or sets the point in the maximal corner.
Min
Gets or sets the point in the minimal corner.
Unset
Gets a bounding box that has Unset coordinates for Min and Max.
Volume
Gets the volume of this BoundingBox.
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Methods
NameDescription
ClosestPoint(Point3d)
Finds the closest point on or in the bounding box.
ClosestPoint(Point3d, Boolean)
Finds the closest point on or in the bounding box.
Contains(BoundingBox)
Determines whether this bounding box contains another bounding box.

This is the same as calling Contains(box,false).

Contains(Point3d)
Tests a point for bounding box inclusion. This is the same as calling Contains(point, false)
Contains(BoundingBox, Boolean)
Determines whether this bounding box contains another bounding box.

The user can choose how to treat bounding boxes with coincident surfaces.

Contains(Point3d, Boolean)
Tests a point for BoundingBox inclusion.
Corner
Gets one of the eight corners of the box.
Equals
Indicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal.
(Inherited from ValueType.)
FurthestPoint
Finds the furthest point on the Box.
GetCorners
Gets an array filled with the 8 corner points of this box.

See remarks for the return order.

GetEdges
Gets an array of the 12 edges of this box.
GetHashCode
Returns the hash code for this instance.
(Inherited from ValueType.)
GetType
Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object.)
Inflate(Double)
Inflates the box with equal amounts in all directions. Inflating with negative amounts may result in decreasing boxes.

Invalid boxes can not be inflated.

Inflate(Double, Double, Double)
Inflate the box with custom amounts in all directions. Inflating with negative amounts may result in decreasing boxes.

InValid boxes can not be inflated.

Intersection
Computes the intersection of two bounding boxes.
IsDegenerate
Determines whether a bounding box is degenerate (flat) in one or more directions.
MakeValid
Ensures that the box is defined in an increasing fashion along X, Y and Z axes. If the Min or Max points are unset, this function will not change the box.
PointAt
Evaluates the bounding box with normalized parameters.

The box has idealized side length of 1x1x1.

ToBrep
Constructs a Brep representation of this bounding box.
ToString
Constructs the string representation of this aligned bounding box.
(Overrides ValueTypeToString.)
Transform
Updates this bounding box to be the smallest axis aligned bounding box that contains the transformed result of its 8 original corner points.
Union(BoundingBox)
Updates this BoundingBox to represent the union of itself and another box.
Union(Point3d)
Updates this BoundingBox to represent the union of itself and a point.
Union(BoundingBox, BoundingBox)
Returns a new BoundingBox that represents the union of boxes a and b.
Union(BoundingBox, Point3d)
Returns a new BoundingBox that represents the union of a bounding box and a point.
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