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SystemPens.Highlight Property

Gets a Pen that is the color of the background of selected items.

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

public static Pen Highlight { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Pen
A Pen that is the color of the background of selected items.

Selected items may include menu items as well as selected text. For example, the pen may be the color used for the background of selected items in a list box.

The following code example creates points and sizes using several of the overloaded operators defined for these types. It also demonstrates how to use the Highlight property.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a Button named subtractButton. Paste the code into the form and call the CreatePointsAndSizes method from the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void CreatePointsAndSizes(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create the starting point.
    Point startPoint = new Point(subtractButton.Size);

    // Use the addition operator to get the end point.
    Point endPoint = startPoint + new Size(140, 150);

    // Draw a line between the points.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(SystemPens.Highlight, startPoint, endPoint);

    // Convert the starting point to a size and compare it to the 
    // subtractButton size.  
    Size buttonSize = (Size)startPoint;
    if (buttonSize == subtractButton.Size)

        // If the sizes are equal, tell the user.
    {
        e.Graphics.DrawString("The sizes are equal.", 
            new Font(this.Font, FontStyle.Italic), 
            Brushes.Indigo, 10.0F, 65.0F);
    }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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