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Graphics Class

Encapsulates a GDI+ drawing surface. This class cannot be inherited.

For a list of all members of this type, see Graphics Members.

System.Object
   System.MarshalByRefObject
      System.Drawing.Graphics

[Visual Basic]
<ComVisible(False)>
NotInheritable Public Class Graphics
   Inherits MarshalByRefObject
   Implements IDisposable
[C#]
[ComVisible(false)]
public sealed class Graphics : MarshalByRefObject, IDisposable
[C++]
[ComVisible(false)]
public __gc __sealed class Graphics : public MarshalByRefObject,
   IDisposable
[JScript]
public
   ComVisible(false)
class Graphics extends MarshalByRefObject implements
   IDisposable

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Remarks

The Graphics class provides methods for drawing objects to the display device. A Graphics object is associated with a specific device context.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Drawing

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

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

See Also

Graphics Members | System.Drawing Namespace

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