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RectangleShape Class

Represents a control displayed as a square, rectangle, rounded square, or rounded rectangle.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll)
[ToolboxBitmapAttribute(typeof(RectangleShape), "Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.RectangleShape.bmp")]
public class RectangleShape : SimpleShape

The RectangleShape control enables you to draw rectangles on a form or container at design time or run time.

When you add a Line or Shape control to a form or container, an invisible ShapeContainer object is created. The ShapeContainer acts as a drawing surface for the shapes within each container control. Each ShapeContainer has a corresponding ShapeCollection that enables you to iterate through the Line and Shape controls that are contained in the ShapeContainer.

When you create a RectangleShape control at run time, you must also create a ShapeContainer and set the Parent property of the RectangleShape to the ShapeContainer.

The following example creates a ShapeContainer and a RectangleShape, adds them to a form, and displays a rectangle.

private void DrawRectangle()
    Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.ShapeContainer canvas = 
        new Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.ShapeContainer();
    Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.RectangleShape rect1 = 
        new Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.RectangleShape();
    // Set the form as the parent of the ShapeContainer.
    canvas.Parent = this;
    // Set the ShapeContainer as the parent of the RectangleShape.
    rect1.Parent = canvas;
    // Set the location and size of the rectangle.
    rect1.Left = 10;
    rect1.Top = 10;
    rect1.Width = 300;
    rect1.Height = 100;
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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