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Using a Brush to Fill Shapes 

A GDI+ Brush object is used to fill the interior of a closed shape. GDI+ defines several fill styles: solid color, hatch pattern, image texture, and color gradient.

In This Section

How to: Fill a Shape with a Solid Color

Describes how to use a solid-color brush to fill shapes.

How to: Fill a Shape with a Hatch Pattern

Shows how to use a hatch brush to fill shapes.

How to: Fill a Shape with an Image Texture

Explains how to use a texture brush to fill shapes.

How to: Tile a Shape with an Image

Describes how to tile an image in a shape.

Reference

System.Drawing.Brush

Describes this class and contains links to all of its members

System.Drawing.SolidBrush

Describes this class and contains links to all of its members

System.Drawing.TextureBrush

Describes this class and contains links to all of its members.

System.Drawing.Drawing2D.HatchBrush

Describes this class and contains links to all of its members.

System.Drawing.Drawing2D.PathGradientBrush

Describes this class and contains links to all of its members.

Related Sections

Using a Gradient Brush to Fill Shapes

Contains a list of topics that show how to use a gradient brush.

Using a Pen to Draw Lines and Shapes

Provides a list of topics that demonstrate how to draw outlined shapes.

Using Managed Graphics Classes

Contains a list of topics describing how to use managed graphics classes.

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