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VisualStyleRenderer.GetBackgroundExtent Method

Returns the entire background area for the current visual style element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms.VisualStyles
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public Rectangle GetBackgroundExtent(
	IDeviceContext dc,
	Rectangle contentBounds
)

Parameters

dc
Type: System.Drawing.IDeviceContext

The IDeviceContext this operation will use.

contentBounds
Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

A Rectangle that contains the content area of the current visual style element.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
A Rectangle that contains the entire background area of the current visual style element.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

dc is null.

A visual style can define a content area within each background image. This is the area in which content such as text and icons can be placed without overwriting background borders. This method uses the given content area to calculate the entire background area for the current visual style element.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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