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FillMode Enumeration

Specifies how the interior of a closed path is filled.

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

public enum FillMode
public enum FillMode
public enum FillMode

 Member nameDescription
AlternateSpecifies the alternate fill mode. 
WindingSpecifies the winding fill mode. 

An application fills the interior of a path using one of two fill modes: alternate or winding. The mode determines how to fill and clip the interior of a closed figure.

The default mode is Alternate. To determine the interiors of closed figures in the alternate mode, draw a line from any arbitrary start point in the path to some point obviously outside the path. If the line crosses an odd number of path segments, the starting point is inside the closed region and is therefore part of the fill or clipping area. An even number of crossings means that the point is not in an area to be filled or clipped. An open figure is filled or clipped by using a line to connect the last point to the first point of the figure.

The Winding mode considers the direction of the path segments at each intersection. It adds one for every clockwise intersection, and subtracts one for every counterclockwise intersection. If the result is nonzero, the point is considered inside the fill or clip area. A zero count means that the point lies outside the fill or clip area.

A figure is considered clockwise or counterclockwise based on the order in which the segments of the figure are drawn.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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