Creates a new Graphics from the specified handle to a window.
Assembly: System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
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 new internal pointer variable hwnd and sets it to the handle of the example's form.
Creates a new Graphics from the handle.
Draws a rectangle to the new Graphics using a red pen.
Disposes the new Graphics.
Private Sub FromHwndHwnd(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs) ' Get handle to form. Dim hwnd As IntPtr = Me.Handle ' Create new graphics object using handle to window. Dim newGraphics As Graphics = Graphics.FromHwnd(hwnd) ' Draw rectangle to screen. newGraphics.DrawRectangle(New Pen(Color.Red, 3), 0, 0, 200, 100) ' Dispose of new graphics. newGraphics.Dispose() End Sub
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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