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Graphics.SetClip Method (GraphicsPath)

Sets the clipping region of this Graphics to the specified GraphicsPath.

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

public void SetClip(
	GraphicsPath path


Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.GraphicsPath

GraphicsPath that represents the new clip region.

If the graphics path represented by the path parameter is not closed, an additional segment is added from the last point to the first point to close the path.

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 graphics path and adds an ellipse to the path.

  • Sets the clipping region to the elliptical path.

  • Fills a large rectangle with a solid black brush.

The result is a filled, black ellipse.

private void SetClipPath(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create graphics path.
    GraphicsPath clipPath = new GraphicsPath();
    clipPath.AddEllipse(0, 0, 200, 100);

    // Set clipping region to path.

    // Fill rectangle to demonstrate clipping region.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(Color.Black), 0, 0, 500, 300);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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