GroupBoxRenderer.DrawGroupBox Method (Graphics, Rectangle, GroupBoxState)


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

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

public static void DrawGroupBox(
	Graphics g,
	Rectangle bounds,
	GroupBoxState state


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to draw the group box.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that specifies the bounds of the group box.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.VisualStyles.GroupBoxState

One of the GroupBoxState values that specifies the visual state of the group box.

If visual styles are enabled in the operating system and visual styles are applied to the current application, this method will draw the group box with the current visual style. Otherwise, this method will draw the group box with the classic Windows style.

The following code example uses the DrawGroupBox(Graphics, Rectangle, GroupBoxState) method in a custom control's OnPaint method to draw a group box with a double border. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the GroupBoxRenderer class.

// Draw the group box in the current state.
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)

    GroupBoxRenderer.DrawGroupBox(e.Graphics, ClientRectangle,
        this.Text, this.Font, state);

    // Draw an additional inner border if visual styles are enabled.
    if (Application.RenderWithVisualStyles)
        GroupBoxRenderer.DrawGroupBox(e.Graphics, innerRectangle, state);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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