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Graphics.DrawIcon Method (Icon, Int32, Int32)

Draws the image represented by the specified Icon at the specified coordinates.

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

public void DrawIcon(
	Icon icon,
	int x,
	int y


Type: System.Drawing.Icon
Icon to draw.
Type: System.Int32
The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn image.
Type: System.Int32
The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn image.


icon is null.

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 an icon from a standard Windows icon file SampIcon.ico in the example folder.

  • Creates the coordinates of the upper-left corner at which to draw the icon.

  • Draws the icon to the screen.

The drawn icon is unscaled.

private void DrawIconInt(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create icon.
    Icon newIcon = new Icon("SampIcon.ico");

    // Create coordinates for upper-left corner of icon.
    int x = 100;
    int y = 100;

    // Draw icon to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawIcon(newIcon, x, y);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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