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Graphics.PageUnit Property

Gets or sets the unit of measure used for page coordinates in this Graphics.

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

public GraphicsUnit PageUnit { get; set; }
/** @property */
public GraphicsUnit get_PageUnit ()

/** @property */
public void set_PageUnit (GraphicsUnit value)

public function get PageUnit () : GraphicsUnit

public function set PageUnit (value : GraphicsUnit)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the GraphicsUnit values other than World.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidEnumArgumentException

PageUnit is set to World, which is not a physical unit.

The graphics unit is the unit of measure used for page coordinates in this Graphics.

The following code example demonstrates the effect of changing the PageUnit property.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the ChangePageUnit method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ChangePageUnit(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a rectangle.
    Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(20, 20, 50, 100);

    // Draw its outline.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.SlateBlue, rectangle1);

    // Change the page scale.  
    e.Graphics.PageUnit = GraphicsUnit.Point;

    // Draw the rectangle again.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Tomato, rectangle1);

}

private void ChangePageUnit(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a rectangle.
    Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(20, 20, 50, 100);

    // Draw its outline.
    e.get_Graphics().DrawRectangle(Pens.get_SlateBlue(), rectangle1);

    // Change the page scale.  
    e.get_Graphics().set_PageUnit(GraphicsUnit.Point);

    // Draw the rectangle again.
    e.get_Graphics().DrawRectangle(Pens.get_Tomato(), rectangle1);
} //ChangePageUnit

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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