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FrameStyle Enumeration

Specifies the frame style of the selected control.

[Visual Basic]
<Serializable>
Public Enum FrameStyle
[C#]
[Serializable]
public enum FrameStyle
[C++]
[Serializable]
__value public enum FrameStyle
[JScript]
public
   Serializable
enum FrameStyle

Remarks

This enumeration is used by ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame.

DrawReversibleFrame is used when selecting objects or during drag-and-drop operations.

Members

Member name Description
Dashed A thin, dashed border.
Thick A thick, solid border.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code example demonstrates how to use the FrameStyle enumeration with the ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame method. To run the example, paste the following code in a form called Form1 containing several controls. This example assumes the MouseDown, MouseMove, and MouseUp events are connected to the event handling methods defined in the example.

[Visual Basic] 
' The following three methods will draw a rectangle and allow 
' the user to use the mouse to resize the rectangle.  If the 
' rectangle intersects a control's client rectangle, the 
' control's color will change.

Dim isDrag As Boolean = False
Dim theRectangle As New rectangle(New Point(0, 0), New Size(0, 0))
Dim startPoint As Point

Private Sub Form1_MouseDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As _
    System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles MyBase.MouseDown

    ' Set the isDrag variable to true and get the starting point 
    ' by using the PointToScreen method to convert form coordinates to
    ' screen coordinates.
    If (e.Button = MouseButtons.Left) Then
        isDrag = True
    End If

    Dim control As Control = CType(sender, Control)

    ' Calculate the startPoint by using the PointToScreen 
    ' method.
    startPoint = control.PointToScreen(New Point(e.X, e.Y))
End Sub

Private Sub Form1_MouseMove(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As _
System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles MyBase.MouseMove

    ' If the mouse is being dragged, undraw and redraw the rectangle
    ' as the mouse moves.
    If (isDrag) Then

        ' Hide the previous rectangle by calling the DrawReversibleFrame 
        ' method with the same parameters.
        ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame(theRectangle, Me.BackColor, _
            FrameStyle.Dashed)

        ' Calculate the endpoint and dimensions for the new rectangle, 
        ' again using the PointToScreen method.
        Dim endPoint As Point = Me.PointToScreen(New Point(e.X, e.Y))
        Dim width As Integer = endPoint.X - startPoint.X
        Dim height As Integer = endPoint.Y - startPoint.Y
        theRectangle = New Rectangle(startPoint.X, startPoint.Y, _
            width, height)

        ' Draw the new rectangle by calling DrawReversibleFrame again.  
        ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame(theRectangle, Me.BackColor, _
             FrameStyle.Dashed)
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Form1_MouseUp(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As _
System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles MyBase.MouseUp

    ' If the MouseUp event occurs, the user is not dragging.
    isDrag = False

    ' Draw the rectangle to be evaluated. Set a dashed frame style 
    ' using the FrameStyle enumeration.
    ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame(theRectangle, Me.BackColor, _
        FrameStyle.Dashed)

    ' Find out which controls intersect the rectangle and change their color.
    ' The method uses the RectangleToScreen method to convert the 
    ' Control's client coordinates to screen coordinates.
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim controlRectangle As Rectangle
    For i = 0 To Controls.Count - 1
        controlRectangle = Controls(i).RectangleToScreen _
            (Controls(i).ClientRectangle)
        If controlRectangle.IntersectsWith(theRectangle) Then
            Controls(i).BackColor = Color.BurlyWood
        End If
    Next

    ' Reset the rectangle.
    theRectangle = New Rectangle(0, 0, 0, 0)
End Sub

[C#] 
// The following three methods will draw a rectangle and allow 
// the user to use the mouse to resize the rectangle.  If the 
// rectangle intersects a control's client rectangle, the 
// control's color will change.

bool isDrag = false;
Rectangle theRectangle = new Rectangle
    (new Point(0, 0), new Size(0, 0));
Point startPoint;

private void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, 
    System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
{

    // Set the isDrag variable to true and get the starting point 
    // by using the PointToScreen method to convert form 
    // coordinates to screen coordinates.
    if (e.Button==MouseButtons.Left)
    {
        isDrag = true;
    }

    Control control = (Control) sender;

    // Calculate the startPoint by using the PointToScreen 
    // method.
    startPoint = control.PointToScreen(new Point(e.X, e.Y));
}

private void Form1_MouseMove(object sender, 
    System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
{

    // If the mouse is being dragged, 
    // undraw and redraw the rectangle as the mouse moves.
    if (isDrag)

        // Hide the previous rectangle by calling the 
        // DrawReversibleFrame method with the same parameters.
    {
        ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame(theRectangle, 
            this.BackColor, FrameStyle.Dashed);

        // Calculate the endpoint and dimensions for the new 
        // rectangle, again using the PointToScreen method.
        Point endPoint = this.PointToScreen(new Point(e.X, e.Y));
        int width = endPoint.X-startPoint.X;
        int height = endPoint.Y-startPoint.Y;
        theRectangle = new Rectangle(startPoint.X, 
            startPoint.Y, width, height);

        // Draw the new rectangle by calling DrawReversibleFrame
        // again.  
        ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame(theRectangle, 
            this.BackColor, FrameStyle.Dashed);
    }
}

private void Form1_MouseUp(object sender, 
    System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
{

    // If the MouseUp event occurs, the user is not dragging.
    isDrag = false;

    // Draw the rectangle to be evaluated. Set a dashed frame style 
    // using the FrameStyle enumeration.
    ControlPaint.DrawReversibleFrame(theRectangle, 
        this.BackColor, FrameStyle.Dashed);

    // Find out which controls intersect the rectangle and 
    // change their color. The method uses the RectangleToScreen  
    // method to convert the Control's client coordinates 
    // to screen coordinates.
    Rectangle controlRectangle;
    for(int i = 0; i < Controls.Count; i++)
    {
        controlRectangle = Controls[i].RectangleToScreen
            (Controls[i].ClientRectangle);
        if (controlRectangle.IntersectsWith(theRectangle))
        {
            Controls[i].BackColor = Color.BurlyWood;
        }
    }

    // Reset the rectangle.
    theRectangle = new Rectangle(0, 0, 0, 0);
}

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

System.Windows.Forms Namespace | DrawReversibleFrame

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