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Pen.Width Property

Gets or sets the width of this Pen, in units of the Graphics object used for drawing.

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

public float Width { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Single
The width of this Pen.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

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

You can access the unit of measure of the Graphics object using its PageUnit property. The unit of measure is typically pixels. A Width of 0 will result in the Pen drawing as if the Width were 1.

The following code example demonstrates the effects of setting the Width and LineJoin properties on a Pen.

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


private void ShowLineJoin(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a new pen.
    Pen skyBluePen = new Pen(Brushes.DeepSkyBlue);

    // Set the pen's width.
    skyBluePen.Width = 8.0F;

    // Set the LineJoin property.
    skyBluePen.LineJoin = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineJoin.Bevel;

    // Draw a rectangle.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(skyBluePen, 
        new Rectangle(40, 40, 150, 200));

    //Dispose of the pen.
    skyBluePen.Dispose();

}


.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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