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Control.Invalidate Method (Rectangle, Boolean)

Invalidates the specified region of the control (adds it to the control's update region, which is the area that will be repainted at the next paint operation), and causes a paint message to be sent to the control. Optionally, invalidates the child controls assigned to the control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

Public Sub Invalidate ( _
	rc As Rectangle, _
	invalidateChildren As Boolean _
Dim instance As Control
Dim rc As Rectangle
Dim invalidateChildren As Boolean

instance.Invalidate(rc, invalidateChildren)
public void Invalidate (
	Rectangle rc, 
	boolean invalidateChildren
public function Invalidate (
	rc : Rectangle, 
	invalidateChildren : boolean



A Rectangle that represents the region to invalidate.


true to invalidate the control's child controls; otherwise, false.

Calling the Invalidate method does not force a synchronous paint; to force a synchronous paint, call the Update method after calling the Invalidate method. When this method is called with no parameters, the entire client area is added to the update region.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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