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Graphics.SetClip Method (GraphicsPath)

Sets the clipping region of this Graphics to the specified GraphicsPath.

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

public void SetClip(
	GraphicsPath path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.GraphicsPath

GraphicsPath that represents the new clip region.

If the graphics path represented by the path parameter is not closed, an additional segment is added from the last point to the first point to close the path.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a graphics path and adds an ellipse to the path.

  • Sets the clipping region to the elliptical path.

  • Fills a large rectangle with a solid black brush.

The result is a filled, black ellipse.

private void SetClipPath(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create graphics path.
    GraphicsPath clipPath = new GraphicsPath();
    clipPath.AddEllipse(0, 0, 200, 100);

    // Set clipping region to path.
    e.Graphics.SetClip(clipPath);

    // Fill rectangle to demonstrate clipping region.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(Color.Black), 0, 0, 500, 300);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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