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Control.Region Property

Gets or sets the window region associated with the control.

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

'Declaration
Public Property Region As Region
'Usage
Dim instance As Control
Dim value As Region

value = instance.Region

instance.Region = value
/** @property */
public Region get_Region ()

/** @property */
public void set_Region (Region value)

public function get Region () : Region

public function set Region (value : Region)

Property Value

The window Region associated with the control.

The window region is a collection of pixels within the window where the operating system permits drawing. The operating system does not display any portion of a window that lies outside of the window region. The coordinates of a control's region are relative to the upper-left corner of the control, not the client area of the control.

NoteNote

The collection of pixels contained with the region can be noncontiguous.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Region property by creating a round button. To run the example, paste the following code in a form containing a button called roundButton. This example requires that the Paint event is connected to the event handler defined in the example.

' This method will change the square button to a circular button by 
' creating a new circle-shaped GraphicsPath object and setting it 
' to the RoundButton objects region.
Private Sub roundButton_Paint(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs) Handles roundButton.Paint

    Dim buttonPath As New System.Drawing.Drawing2D.GraphicsPath

    ' Set a new rectangle to the same size as the button's 
    ' ClientRectangle property.
    Dim newRectangle As Rectangle = roundButton.ClientRectangle

    ' Decrease the size of the rectangle.
    newRectangle.Inflate(-10, -10)

    ' Draw the button's border.
    'e.Graphics.DrawEllipse(System.Drawing.Pens.Black, newRectangle)

    'Increase the size of the rectangle to include the border.
    newRectangle.Inflate(1, 1)

    ' Create a circle within the new rectangle.
    buttonPath.AddEllipse(newRectangle)
    e.Graphics.DrawPath(Pens.Black, buttonPath)
    ' Set the button's Region property to the newly created 
    ' circle region.
    roundButton.Region = New System.Drawing.Region(buttonPath)

End Sub

// This method will change the square button to a circular button by 
// creating a new circle-shaped GraphicsPath object and setting it 
// to the RoundButton objects region.
private void roundButton_Paint(Object sender, 
    System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs e)
{
    System.Drawing.Drawing2D.GraphicsPath buttonPath = 
        new System.Drawing.Drawing2D.GraphicsPath();
    // Set a new rectangle to the same size as the button's 
    // ClientRectangle property.
    System.Drawing.Rectangle newRectangle = 
        roundButton.get_ClientRectangle();
    // Decrease the size of the rectangle.
    newRectangle.Inflate(-10, -10);
    // Draw the button's border.
    e.get_Graphics().DrawEllipse(System.Drawing.Pens.get_Black(), 
        newRectangle);
    // Increase the size of the rectangle to include the border.
    newRectangle.Inflate(1, 1);
    // Create a circle within the new rectangle.
    buttonPath.AddEllipse(newRectangle);
    // Set the button's Region property to the newly created 
    // circle region.
    roundButton.set_Region(new System.Drawing.Region(buttonPath));
} //roundButton_Paint 

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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