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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
public void DrawIcon (
	Icon icon, 
	int x, 
	int y
public function DrawIcon (
	icon : Icon, 
	x : int, 
	y : int
Not applicable.



Icon to draw.


The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn image.


The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn image.

Exception typeCondition


icon is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, 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);

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0