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ControlPaint::DrawBorder3D Method (Graphics, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, Border3DStyle, Border3DSide)

Draws a three-dimensional style border with the specified style, on the specified graphics surface and side, and within the specified bounds on a control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

static void DrawBorder3D(
	Graphics^ graphics, 
	int x, 
	int y, 
	int width, 
	int height, 
	Border3DStyle style, 
	Border3DSide sides


Type: System.Drawing::Graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

Type: System::Int32

The x-coordinate of the top left of the border rectangle.

Type: System::Int32

The y-coordinate of the top left of the border rectangle.

Type: System::Int32

The width of the border rectangle.

Type: System::Int32

The height of the border rectangle.

Type: System.Windows.Forms::Border3DStyle

One of the Border3DStyle values that specifies the style of the border.

Type: System.Windows.Forms::Border3DSide

The Border3DSide of the rectangle to draw the border on.

The following code example demonstrates the use of one of the DrawBorder3D methods. To run this example, paste the following code in a form that imports the System.Windows.Forms and System.Drawing namespaces. Ensure the form's Paint event is associated with the event handler in this example.

// Handle the Form's Paint event to draw a 3D three-dimensional  
// raised border just inside the border of the frame. 
void Form1_Paint( Object^ /*sender*/, PaintEventArgs^ e )
   Rectangle borderRectangle = this->ClientRectangle;
   borderRectangle.Inflate(  -10, -10 );
   ControlPaint::DrawBorder3D( e->Graphics, borderRectangle, Border3DStyle::Raised );
method. To run this example paste the following code in a form that imports the 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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