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TextBoxRenderer.DrawTextBox Method (Graphics, Rectangle, TextBoxState)

Draws a text box control in the specified state and bounds.

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

public static void DrawTextBox(
	Graphics g,
	Rectangle bounds,
	TextBoxState state


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to draw the text box.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that specifies the bounds of the text box.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.VisualStyles.TextBoxState

One of the TextBoxState values that specifies the visual state of the text box.


The operating system does not support visual styles.


Visual styles are disabled by the user in the operating system.


Visual styles are not applied to the client area of application windows.

Before calling this method, you should verify that the IsSupported property returns true.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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