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How to: Draw a Line on a Windows Form 

This example draws a line on a form.

Example

System.Drawing.Pen myPen = new System.Drawing.Pen(System.Drawing.Color.Red);
System.Drawing.Graphics formGraphics;
formGraphics = this.CreateGraphics();
formGraphics.DrawLine(myPen, 0, 0, 200, 200);
myPen.Dispose();
formGraphics.Dispose();

Compiling the Code

You cannot call this method in the Load event handler. The drawn content will not be redrawn if the form is resized or obscured by another form. To make your content automatically repaint, you should override the OnPaint method.

Robust Programming

You should always call Dispose on any objects that consume system resources, such as Pen and Graphics objects.

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