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How to: Draw a Filled Rectangle on a Windows Form

This example draws a filled rectangle on a form.

Dim myBrush As New System.Drawing.SolidBrush(System.Drawing.Color.Red)
Dim formGraphics As System.Drawing.Graphics
formGraphics = Me.CreateGraphics()
formGraphics.FillRectangle(myBrush, New Rectangle(0, 0, 200, 300))
myBrush.Dispose()
formGraphics.Dispose()

You cannot call this method in the Load event handler. The drawn content will not be redrawn if the form is resized or obscured by another form. To make your content automatically repaint, you should override the OnPaint method.

You should always call Dispose on any objects that consume system resources, such as Brush and Graphics objects.

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