DrawEllipse Method (Pen, Rectangle)

Graphics::DrawEllipse Method (Pen^, Rectangle)


Draws an ellipse specified by a bounding Rectangle structure.

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

void DrawEllipse(
	Pen^ pen,
	Rectangle rect


Type: System.Drawing::Pen^

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the ellipse.

Type: System.Drawing::Rectangle

Rectangle structure that defines the boundaries of the ellipse.

Exception Condition

pen is null.

This method draws an ellipse that is defined by the bounding rectangle specified by the rect parameter.

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 a black pen.

  • Creates a rectangle to bound an ellipse.

  • Draws the ellipse to the screen.

   void DrawEllipseRectangle( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Create pen.
      Pen^ blackPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Black,3.0f );

      // Create rectangle for ellipse.
      Rectangle rect = Rectangle(0,0,200,100);

      // Draw ellipse to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawEllipse( blackPen, rect );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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