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Pen.SetLineCap Method

Sets the values that determine the style of cap used to end lines drawn by this Pen.

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

public void SetLineCap(
	LineCap startCap,
	LineCap endCap,
	DashCap dashCap
)

Parameters

startCap
Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap
A LineCap that represents the cap style to use at the beginning of lines drawn with this Pen.
endCap
Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap
A LineCap that represents the cap style to use at the end of lines drawn with this Pen.
dashCap
Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashCap
A LineCap that represents the cap style to use at the beginning or end of dashed lines drawn with this Pen.

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. The code creates a Pen and sets it to draw arrow anchor caps at the beginning of lines:


public void SetLineCap_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a Pen object with a dash pattern.
    Pen capPen = new Pen(Color.Black, 5);
    capPen.DashStyle = DashStyle.Dash;

    // Set the start and end caps for capPen.
    capPen.SetLineCap(LineCap.ArrowAnchor, LineCap.Flat, DashCap.Flat);

    // Draw a line with capPen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(capPen, 10, 10, 200, 10);
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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