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Point.Subtraction Operator

Translates a Point by the negative of a given Size.

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

public static Point operator -(
	Point pt,
	Size sz


Type: System.Drawing.Point

The Point to translate.

Type: System.Drawing.Size

A Size that specifies the pair of numbers to subtract from the coordinates of pt.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Point
A Point structure that is translated by the negative of a given Size structure.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PointConverter and the Subtraction operator. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste this code into a form and call the ShowPointConverter method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ShowPointConverter(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create the PointConverter.
    System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter converter = 

    Point point1 = (Point) converter.ConvertFromString("200, 200");

    // Use the subtraction operator to get a second point.
    Point point2 = point1 - new Size(190, 190);

    // Draw a line between the two points.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(Pens.Black, point1, point2);

.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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