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Graphics.Clip Property

Gets or sets a Region that limits the drawing region of this Graphics.

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

Public Property Clip As Region

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Region
A Region that limits the portion of this Graphics that is currently available for drawing.

Modifying the Region object returned by the Clip property does not affect subsequent drawing with the Graphics object. To change the clip region, replace the Clip property value with a new Region object. To determine whether the clipping region is infinite, retrieve the Clip property and call its IsInfinite method.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the Clip property. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the SetAndFillClip method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

Private Sub SetAndFillClip(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Set the Clip property to a new region.
    e.Graphics.Clip = New Region(New Rectangle(10, 10, 100, 200))

    ' Fill the region.
    e.Graphics.FillRegion(Brushes.LightSalmon, e.Graphics.Clip)

    ' Demonstrate the clip region by drawing a string 
    ' at the outer edge of the region.
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Outside of Clip", _
        New Font("Arial", 12.0F, FontStyle.Regular), _
        Brushes.Black, 0.0F, 0.0F)

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)

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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