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CustomLineCap Class

Encapsulates a custom user-defined line cap.

Namespace:  System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public class CustomLineCap : MarshalByRefObject, 
	ICloneable, IDisposable

Line caps are used at the beginnings and ends of lines or curves drawn by GDI+ Pen objects. GDI+ supports several predefined cap styles, and also allows users to define their own cap styles. This class is used to create custom cap styles.

The following example demonstrates how to use the CustomLineCap class. To run this example paste, the code into a Windows Form. Handle the form's Paint event and call DrawCaps from the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

protected void DrawCaps(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    GraphicsPath hPath = new GraphicsPath();

    // Create the outline for our custom end cap.
    hPath.AddLine(new Point(0, 0), new Point(0, 5));
    hPath.AddLine(new Point(0, 5), new Point(5, 1));
    hPath.AddLine(new Point(5, 1), new Point(3, 1));

    // Construct the hook-shaped end cap.
    CustomLineCap HookCap = new CustomLineCap(null, hPath);

    // Set the start cap and end cap of the HookCap to be rounded.
    HookCap.SetStrokeCaps(LineCap.Round, LineCap.Round);

    // Create a pen and set end custom start and end 
    // caps to the hook cap.
    Pen customCapPen = new Pen(Color.Black, 5);
    customCapPen.CustomStartCap = HookCap;
    customCapPen.CustomEndCap = HookCap;

    // Create a second pen using the start and end caps from 
    // the hook cap.
    Pen capPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 10);
    LineCap startCap;
    LineCap endCap;
    HookCap.GetStrokeCaps(out startCap, out endCap);
    capPen.StartCap = startCap;
    capPen.EndCap = endCap;

    // Create a line to draw.
    Point[] points = { new Point(100, 100), new Point(200, 50), 
        new Point(250, 300) };

    // Draw the lines.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(capPen, points);
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(customCapPen, points);

}

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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