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DashStyle Enumeration

Specifies the style of dashed lines drawn with a Pen object.

Namespace:  System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public enum DashStyle

Member nameDescription
SolidSpecifies a solid line.
DashSpecifies a line consisting of dashes.
DotSpecifies a line consisting of dots.
DashDotSpecifies a line consisting of a repeating pattern of dash-dot.
DashDotDotSpecifies a line consisting of a repeating pattern of dash-dot-dot.
CustomSpecifies a user-defined custom dash style.

To define a custom DashStyle, set the DashPattern property of the Pen.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a pen and set its DashStyle property using the DashStyle enumeration.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a Button named Button3. Paste the code into the form and associate the Button3_Click method with the button's Click event.


private void Button3_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    Graphics buttonGraphics = Button3.CreateGraphics();
    Pen myPen = new Pen(Color.ForestGreen, 4.0F);
    myPen.DashStyle = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle.DashDotDot;

    Rectangle theRectangle = Button3.ClientRectangle;
    theRectangle.Inflate(-2, -2);
    buttonGraphics.DrawRectangle(myPen, theRectangle);
    buttonGraphics.Dispose();
    myPen.Dispose();
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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