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Graphics.DrawLines Method (Pen, Point())

Draws a series of line segments that connect an array of Point structures.

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

Public Sub DrawLines ( _
	pen As Pen, _
	points As Point() _


Type: System.Drawing.Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the line segments.

Type: System.Drawing.Point()

Array of Point structures that represent the points to connect.


pen is Nothing.


points is Nothing.

This method draws a series of lines connecting an array of ending points. The first two points in the array specify the first line. Each additional point specifies the end of a line segment whose starting point is the ending point of the previous line segment.

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 black pen.

  • Creates an array of points of segments of the line.

  • Draws the connected line segments to the screen.

Public Sub DrawLinesPoint(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pen. 
    Dim blackPen As New Pen(Color.Black, 3)

    ' Create array of points that define lines to draw. 
    Dim points As Point() = {New Point(10, 10), New Point(10, 100), _
    New Point(200, 50), New Point(250, 300)}

    'Draw lines to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(blackPen, points)
End Sub

.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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