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Region.MakeEmpty Method

Initializes this Region to an empty interior.

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

public void MakeEmpty ()
public void MakeEmpty ()
public function MakeEmpty ()
Not applicable.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Region constructor and MakeEmpty method. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form and paste the following code into it. Call the FillEmptyRegion method in the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void FillEmptyRegion(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a region from a rectangle.
    Rectangle originalRectangle = new Rectangle(40, 40, 40, 50);
    Region smallRegion = new Region(originalRectangle);

    // Call MakeEmpty.
    smallRegion.MakeEmpty();

    // Fill the region in red and draw the original rectangle
    // in black. Note there is nothing filled in.
    e.Graphics.FillRegion(Brushes.Red, smallRegion);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, originalRectangle);

}

private void FillEmptyRegion(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a region from a rectangle.
    Rectangle originalRectangle = new Rectangle(40, 40, 40, 50);
    Region smallRegion = new Region(originalRectangle);

    // Call MakeEmpty.
    smallRegion.MakeEmpty();

    // Fill the region in red and draw the original rectangle
    // in black. Note there is nothing filled in.
    e.get_Graphics().FillRegion(Brushes.get_Red(), smallRegion);
    e.get_Graphics().DrawRectangle(Pens.get_Black(), originalRectangle);
} //FillEmptyRegion

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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