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Graphics.FillEllipse Method (Brush, RectangleF)

Fills the interior of an ellipse defined by a bounding rectangle specified by a RectangleF structure.

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

Public Sub FillEllipse ( _
	brush As Brush, _
	rect As RectangleF _


Type: System.Drawing.Brush

Brush that determines the characteristics of the fill.

Type: System.Drawing.RectangleF

RectangleF structure that represents the bounding rectangle that defines the ellipse.


brush is Nothing.

This method fills the interior of an ellipse with a Brush. The ellipse is defined by the bounding rectangle represented by the rect parameter.

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 solid red brush.

  • Creates a rectangle that bounds an ellipse.

  • Fills the ellipse on the screen.

Public Sub FillEllipseRectangleF(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create solid brush. 
    Dim redBrush As New SolidBrush(Color.Red)

    ' Create rectangle for ellipse. 
    Dim x As Single = 0.0F
    Dim y As Single = 0.0F
    Dim width As Single = 200.0F
    Dim height As Single = 100.0F
    Dim rect As New RectangleF(x, y, width, height)

    ' Fill ellipse on screen.
    e.Graphics.FillEllipse(redBrush, rect)
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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