LinearGradientBrush Class

Encapsulates a Brush with a linear gradient. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

public sealed class LinearGradientBrush : Brush
public final class LinearGradientBrush extends Brush
public final class LinearGradientBrush extends Brush
Not applicable.

This class encapsulates both two-color gradients and custom multicolor gradients.

All linear gradients are defined along a line specified either by the width of a rectangle or by two points.

By default, a two-color linear gradient is an even horizontal linear blend from the starting color to the ending color along the specified line. Customize the blend pattern using the Blend class, the SetSigmaBellShape methods, or the SetBlendTriangularShape methods. Customize the direction of the gradient by specifying the LinearGradientMode enumeration or the angle in the constructor.

Use the InterpolationColors property to create a multicolor gradient.

The Transform property specifies a local geometric transform applied to the gradient.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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