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Control.Paint Event

Occurs when the control is redrawn.

[Visual Basic]
Public Event Paint As PaintEventHandler
[C#]
public event PaintEventHandler Paint;
[C++]
public: __event PaintEventHandler* Paint;

[JScript] In JScript, you can handle the events defined by a class, but you cannot define your own.

Event Data

The event handler receives an argument of type PaintEventArgs containing data related to this event. The following PaintEventArgs properties provide information specific to this event.

Property Description
ClipRectangle Gets the rectangle in which to paint.
Graphics Gets the graphics used to paint.

Remarks

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

Example

[Visual Basic] 
' This example creates a PictureBox control on the form and draws to it. 
' This example assumes that the Form_Load event handling method is connected 
' to the Load event of the form.
Private pictureBox1 As New PictureBox()

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    ' 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 handling method.
    AddHandler pictureBox1.Paint, AddressOf Me.pictureBox1_Paint

    ' Add the PictureBox control to the Form.
    Me.Controls.Add(pictureBox1)
End Sub 'Form1_Load


Private Sub pictureBox1_Paint(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs)
    ' Create a local version of the graphics object for the PictureBox.
    Dim g As Graphics = e.Graphics

    ' Draw a string on the PictureBox.
    g.DrawString("This is a diagonal line drawn on the control", _
        New Font("Arial", 10), Brushes.Red, New PointF(30.0F, 30.0F))
    ' Draw a line in the PictureBox.
    g.DrawLine(System.Drawing.Pens.Red, pictureBox1.Left, _ 
        pictureBox1.Top, pictureBox1.Right, pictureBox1.Bottom)
End Sub 'pictureBox1_Paint

[C#] 
// This example creates a PictureBox control on the form and draws to it.
// This example assumes that the Form_Load event handling 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 handling 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);
}

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

private:
PictureBox* pictureBox1;

void Form1_Load(Object* /*sender*/, System::EventArgs* /*e*/)
{
   pictureBox1 = new PictureBox();
   // 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 handling method.
   pictureBox1->Paint += new System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventHandler(this, &Form1::pictureBox1_Paint);

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

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

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

Control Class | Control Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | OnPaint

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