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Control.Paint Event

Occurs when the control is redrawn.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public event PaintEventHandler Paint
/** @event */
public void add_Paint (PaintEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_Paint (PaintEventHandler value)

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The Paint event is raised when the control is redrawn. It passes an instance of PaintEventArgs to the method(s) that handles the Paint event.

When creating a new custom control or an inherited control with a different visual appearance, you must provide code to render the control by overriding the OnPaint method. For more information, see Overriding the Paint Event and Custom Control Painting and Rendering.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example creates a PictureBox control on the form and uses the Paint event to draw to it.

// This example creates a PictureBox control on the form and draws to it.
// This example assumes that the Form_Load event handler method is
// connected to the Load event of the form.

private PictureBox pictureBox1 = new PictureBox();
private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Dock the PictureBox to the form and set its background to white.
    pictureBox1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
    pictureBox1.BackColor = Color.White;
    // Connect the Paint event of the PictureBox to the event handler method.
    pictureBox1.Paint += new System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventHandler(this.pictureBox1_Paint);

    // Add the PictureBox control to the Form.
    this.Controls.Add(pictureBox1);
}

private void pictureBox1_Paint(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a local version of the graphics object for the PictureBox.
    Graphics g = e.Graphics;

    // Draw a string on the PictureBox.
    g.DrawString("This is a diagonal line drawn on the control",
        new Font("Arial",10), System.Drawing.Brushes.Blue, new Point(30,30));
    // Draw a line in the PictureBox.
    g.DrawLine(System.Drawing.Pens.Red, pictureBox1.Left, pictureBox1.Top,
        pictureBox1.Right, pictureBox1.Bottom);
}

// This example creates a PictureBox control on the form and draws to it.
// This example assumes that the Form_Load event handler method is
// connected to the Load event of the form.
private PictureBox pictureBox1 = new PictureBox();

private void Form1_Load(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Dock the PictureBox to the form and set its background to white.
    pictureBox1.set_Dock(DockStyle.Fill);
    pictureBox1.set_BackColor(Color.get_White());

    // Connect the Paint event of the PictureBox to the event handler 
    // method.
    pictureBox1.add_Paint(new System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventHandler(this.
        pictureBox1_Paint));

    // Add the PictureBox control to the Form.
    this.get_Controls().Add(pictureBox1);
} //Form1_Load

private void pictureBox1_Paint(Object sender, 
    System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a local version of the graphics object for the PictureBox.
    Graphics g = e.get_Graphics();

    // Draw a string on the PictureBox.
    g.DrawString("This is a diagonal line drawn on the control", 
        new Font("Arial", 10), System.Drawing.Brushes.get_Blue(), 
        (PointF)new PointF(30, 30));

    // Draw a line in the PictureBox.
    g.DrawLine(System.Drawing.Pens.get_Red(), pictureBox1.get_Left(), 
        pictureBox1.get_Top(), pictureBox1.get_Right(), 
        pictureBox1.get_Bottom());
} //pictureBox1_Paint

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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