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Graphics.FillRectangle Method (Brush, Single, Single, Single, Single)

Fills the interior of a rectangle specified by a pair of coordinates, a width, and a height.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
Public Sub FillRectangle ( _
	brush As Brush, _
	x As Single, _
	y As Single, _
	width As Single, _
	height As Single _


Type: System.Drawing.Brush

Brush that determines the characteristics of the fill.

Type: System.Single

The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to fill.

Type: System.Single

The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to fill.

Type: System.Single

Width of the rectangle to fill.

Type: System.Single

Height of the rectangle to fill.


brush is Nothing.

This method fills the interior of the rectangle defined by the x, y, width, and height parameters, including the specified upper-left corner and up to the calculated lower and bottom edges.

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 action:

  • Creates a solid blue brush.

  • Creates the location and size of a rectangle.

  • Fills the rectangular area on the screen.

Private Sub FillRectangleFloat(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create solid brush. 
    Dim blueBrush As New SolidBrush(Color.Blue)

    ' Create location and size of rectangle. 
    Dim x As Single = 0.0F
    Dim y As Single = 0.0F
    Dim width As Single = 200.0F
    Dim height As Single = 200.0F

    ' Fill rectangle to screen.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(blueBrush, x, y, width, height)
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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