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ControlPaint.DrawFocusRectangle Method (Graphics, Rectangle, Color, Color)

Draws a focus rectangle on the specified graphics surface and within the specified bounds.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public static void DrawFocusRectangle (
	Graphics graphics,
	Rectangle rectangle,
	Color foreColor,
	Color backColor
)
public static void DrawFocusRectangle (
	Graphics graphics, 
	Rectangle rectangle, 
	Color foreColor, 
	Color backColor
)
public static function DrawFocusRectangle (
	graphics : Graphics, 
	rectangle : Rectangle, 
	foreColor : Color, 
	backColor : Color
)

Parameters

graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the dimensions of the grab handle glyph.

foreColor

The Color that is the foreground color of the object to draw the focus rectangle on.

backColor

The Color that is the foreground color of the object to draw the focus rectangle on.

A focus rectangle is a dotted rectangle that Windows uses to indicate what control has the current keyboard focus.

The following code example demonstrates using the DrawFocusRectangle method and the Control.Handle property. To run this example, paste the following code in a form. Add two buttons named Button1 and Button2 to the form and ensure all events are connected to their event handlers.

// This method draws a focus rectangle on Button2 using the 
// handle and client rectangle of Button2.
private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    ControlPaint.DrawFocusRectangle(Graphics.FromHwnd(Button2.Handle), 
        Button2.ClientRectangle);
}

// This method draws a focus rectangle on button2 using the 
// handle and client rectangle of button2.
private void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    ControlPaint.DrawFocusRectangle(Graphics.FromHwnd(button2.get_Handle()), 
        button2.get_ClientRectangle());
} //button1_Click

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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