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Pen.DashStyle Property

Gets or sets the style used for dashed lines drawn with this Pen.

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

public DashStyle DashStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle
A DashStyle that represents the style used for dashed lines drawn with this Pen.


The DashStyle property is set on an immutable Pen, such as those returned by the Pens class.

A value of Custom for this property specifies that a custom pattern of dashes and spaces, defined by the DashPattern property, makes up lines drawn with this Pen. If the value of this property is Custom and the value of the DashPattern property is null, the pen draws solid lines.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 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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