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Graphics.DrawRectangle Method (Pen, Rectangle)

Draws a rectangle specified by a Rectangle structure.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
'Declaration
Public Sub DrawRectangle ( _
	pen As Pen, _
	rect As Rectangle _
)

Parameters

pen
Type: System.Drawing.Pen

A Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the rectangle.

rect
Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

A Rectangle structure that represents the rectangle to draw.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

pen is Nothing.

For information about how to draw a RectangleF, see DrawRectangles(Pen, RectangleF()).

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. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a black pen.

  • Creates a rectangle.

  • Draws the rectangle to the screen.

Public Sub DrawRectangleRectangle(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pen. 
    Dim blackPen As New Pen(Color.Black, 3)

    ' Create rectangle. 
    Dim rect As New Rectangle(0, 0, 200, 200)

    ' Draw rectangle to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(blackPen, rect)
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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