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ControlPaint.DrawFocusRectangle Method (Graphics, Rectangle)

Draws a focus rectangle on the specified graphics surface and within the specified bounds.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public static void DrawFocusRectangle(
	Graphics graphics,
	Rectangle rectangle
)

Parameters

graphics
Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

rectangle
Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the dimensions of the grab handle glyph.

A focus rectangle is a dotted rectangle that Windows uses to indicate what control has the current keyboard focus.

The following code example demonstrates using the DrawFocusRectangle method and the Control.Handle property. To run this example, paste the following code in a form. Add two buttons named Button1 and Button2 to the form and ensure all events are connected to their event handlers.

	// This method draws a focus rectangle on Button2 using the  
	// handle and client rectangle of Button2. 
	private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
	{
		ControlPaint.DrawFocusRectangle(Graphics.FromHwnd(Button2.Handle), 
			Button2.ClientRectangle);
	}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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