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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)

void DrawRectangle(
	Pen^ pen, 
	float x, 
	float y, 
	float width, 
	float height


Type: System.Drawing::Pen

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

Type: System::Single

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

Type: System::Single

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

Type: System::Single

The width of the rectangle to draw.

Type: System::Single

The height of the rectangle to draw.


pen is nullptr.

For information about how to draw a RectangleF, see DrawRectangles(Pen, array<RectangleF>).

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, 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.

   void DrawRectangleFloat( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Create pen.
      Pen^ blackPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Black,3.0f );

      // 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 );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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