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Graphics.DrawRectangle Method (Pen, Single, Single, Single, Single)

Draws a rectangle specified by a coordinate pair, a width, and a height.

Namespace: System.Drawing
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

public void DrawRectangle (
	Pen pen,
	float x,
	float y,
	float width,
	float height
)
public void DrawRectangle (
	Pen pen, 
	float x, 
	float y, 
	float width, 
	float height
)
public function DrawRectangle (
	pen : Pen, 
	x : float, 
	y : float, 
	width : float, 
	height : float
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

pen

A Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the rectangle.

x

The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to draw.

y

The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to draw.

width

The width of the rectangle to draw.

height

The height of the rectangle to draw.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

pen is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a black pen.

  • Creates the position and size of a rectangle.

  • Draws the rectangle to the screen.

public void DrawRectangleFloat(PaintEventArgs e)
{
             
    // Create pen.
    Pen blackPen = new Pen(Color.Black, 3);
             
    // Create location and size of rectangle.
    float x = 0.0F;
    float y = 0.0F;
    float width = 200.0F;
    float height = 200.0F;
             
    // Draw rectangle to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(blackPen, x, y, width, height);
}

public void DrawRectangleFloat(PaintEventArgs e) 
{
    // Create pen.
    Pen blackPen =  new Pen(Color.get_Black(), 3);

    // Create location and size of rectangle.
    float x = 0;
    float y = 0;
    float width = 200;
    float height = 200;

    // Draw rectangle to screen.
    e.get_Graphics().DrawRectangle(blackPen, x, y, width, height);
} //DrawRectangleFloat

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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

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