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SolidBrush Class

Defines a brush of a single color. Brushes are used to fill graphics shapes, such as rectangles, ellipses, pies, polygons, and paths. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public ref class SolidBrush sealed : public Brush

The SolidBrush type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSolidBrushInitializes a new SolidBrush object of the specified color.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyColorGets or sets the color of this SolidBrush object.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCloneCreates an exact copy of this SolidBrush object. (Overrides Brush::Clone().)
Public methodCreateObjRefCreates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by this Brush object. (Inherited from Brush.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetLifetimeServiceRetrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodInitializeLifetimeServiceObtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Protected methodSetNativeBrushIn a derived class, sets a reference to a GDI+ brush object. (Inherited from Brush.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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This class inherits from the Brush class.

  • The following code example adds a shadow to a ListBox using a SolidBrush.

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. Make sure the form contains a ListBox named listBox1.

private:
   void AddShadow( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create two SizeF objects.
      SizeF shadowSize = listBox1->Size;
      SizeF addSize = SizeF(10.5F,20.8F);

      // Add them together and save the result in shadowSize.
      shadowSize = shadowSize + addSize;

      // Get the location of the ListBox and convert it to a PointF.
      PointF shadowLocation = listBox1->Location;

      // Add two points to get a new location.
      shadowLocation = shadowLocation + System::Drawing::Size( 5, 5 );

      // Create a rectangleF. 
      RectangleF rectFToFill = RectangleF(shadowLocation,shadowSize);

      // Create a custom brush using a semi-transparent color, and  
      // then fill in the rectangle.
      Color customColor = Color::FromArgb( 50, Color::Gray );
      SolidBrush^ shadowBrush = gcnew SolidBrush( customColor );
      array<RectangleF>^ temp0 = {rectFToFill};
      e->Graphics->FillRectangles( shadowBrush, temp0 );

      // Dispose of the brush. 
      delete shadowBrush;
   }

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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