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Point Widening Conversion (Point to PointF)

Converts the specified Point structure to a PointF structure.

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

Public Shared Widening Operator CType ( _
	p As Point _
) As PointF


Type: System.Drawing.Point

The Point to be converted.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.PointF
The PointF that results from the conversion.

The following code example adds a shadow to a ListBox using overloaded operators.

This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form. To run this example, paste this code into a form and call the AddShadow method when handling the form's Paint event. Be sure that the form contains a ListBox named listBox1.

Private Sub AddShadow(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create two SizeF objects. 
    Dim shadowSize As SizeF = Size.op_Implicit(listBox1.Size)
    Dim addSize As New SizeF(10.5F, 20.8F)

    ' Add them together and save the result in shadowSize.
    shadowSize = SizeF.op_Addition(shadowSize, addSize)

    ' Get the location of the ListBox and convert it to a PointF. 
    Dim shadowLocation As PointF = Point.op_Implicit(listBox1.Location)

    ' Add a Size to the Point to get a new location.
    shadowLocation = PointF.op_Addition(shadowLocation, New Size(5, 5))

    ' Create a rectangleF.  
    Dim rectFToFill As New RectangleF(shadowLocation, shadowSize)

    ' Create a custom brush using a semi-transparent color, and  
    ' then fill in the rectangle. 
    Dim customColor As Color = Color.FromArgb(50, Color.Gray)
    Dim shadowBrush As SolidBrush = New SolidBrush(customColor)
    e.Graphics.FillRectangles(shadowBrush, _
        New RectangleF() {rectFToFill})

    ' Dispose of the brush.
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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