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Graphics.PageUnit Property

Gets or sets the unit of measure used for page coordinates in this Graphics.

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

'Declaration
Public Property PageUnit As GraphicsUnit

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit
One of the GraphicsUnit values other than World.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

PageUnit is set to World, which is not a physical unit.

The graphics unit is the unit of measure used for page coordinates in this Graphics.

The following code example demonstrates the effect of changing the PageUnit property.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the ChangePageUnit method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

Private Sub ChangePageUnit(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create a rectangle. 
    Dim rectangle1 As New Rectangle(20, 20, 50, 100)

    ' Draw its outline.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.SlateBlue, rectangle1)

    ' Change the page scale.  
    e.Graphics.PageUnit = GraphicsUnit.Point

    ' Draw the rectangle again.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Tomato, rectangle1)

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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