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Graphics.SetClip Method (Graphics, CombineMode)

Sets the clipping region of this Graphics to the result of the specified combining operation of the current clip region and the Clip property of the specified Graphics.

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

Public Sub SetClip ( _
	g As Graphics, _
	combineMode As CombineMode _


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

Graphics that specifies the clip region to combine.

Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.CombineMode

Member of the CombineMode enumeration that specifies the combining operation to use.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler, as well as thisForm, the Form for the example. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a temporary Graphics from the thisForm Form of the example.

  • Sets the clipping region of the temporary Graphics to a small square.

  • Updates the clipping region of the form's graphic object to that of the new Graphics with the Replace member.

  • Fills a large rectangle with a solid black brush.

The result is a small, filled, black square.

Private Sub SetClipGraphicsCombine(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create temporary graphics object and set its clipping region. 
    Dim newGraphics As Graphics = Me.CreateGraphics()
    newGraphics.SetClip(New Rectangle(0, 0, 100, 100))

    ' Update clipping region of graphics to clipping region of new 

    ' graphics.
    e.Graphics.SetClip(newGraphics, CombineMode.Replace)

    ' Fill rectangle to demonstrate clip region.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(New SolidBrush(Color.Black), 0, 0, _
    500, 300)

    ' Release new graphics.
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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)

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