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Graphics.IsVisible Method (Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32)

Indicates whether the rectangle specified by a pair of coordinates, a width, and a height is contained within the visible clip region of this Graphics.

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

public bool IsVisible (
	int x,
	int y,
	int width,
	int height
)
public boolean IsVisible (
	int x, 
	int y, 
	int width, 
	int height
)
public function IsVisible (
	x : int, 
	y : int, 
	width : int, 
	height : int
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

x

The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to test for visibility.

y

The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to test for visibility.

width

Width of the rectangle to test for visibility.

height

Height of the rectangle to test for visibility.

Return Value

true if the rectangle defined by the x, y, width, and height parameters is contained within the visible clip region of this Graphics; otherwise, false.

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

  • Creates a rectangular clipping region and sets it as the clipping region for the graphics object of the form using Replace.

  • Creates the location and size of two rectangles, one inside the clipping region and one outside.

  • Tests each of the rectangles for visibility and draws only the visible one.

The result is one small red rectangle, which is within the clip region.

private void IsVisible4Int(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Set clip region.
    Region clipRegion = new Region(new Rectangle(50, 50, 100, 100));
    e.Graphics.SetClip(clipRegion, CombineMode.Replace);

    // Set up coordinates of rectangles.
    int x1 = 100;
    int y1 = 100;
    int width1 = 20;
    int height1 = 20;
    int x2 = 200;
    int y2 = 200;
    int width2 = 20;
    int height2 = 20;

    // If rectangle is visible, fill it.
    if (e.Graphics.IsVisible(x1, y1, width1, height1))
    {
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(Color.Red), x1, y1, width1, height1);
    }
    if (e.Graphics.IsVisible(x2, y2, width2, height2))
    {
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(Color.Blue), x2, y2, width2, height2);
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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