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Graphics.DrawImage Method (Image, Rectangle)

.NET Framework 1.1

Draws the specified Image object at the specified location and with the specified size.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Sub DrawImage( _
   ByVal image As Image, _
   ByVal rect As Rectangle _
public void DrawImage(
 Image image,
 Rectangle rect
public: void DrawImage(
 Image* image,
 Rectangle rect
public function DrawImage(
   image : Image,
 rect : Rectangle


Image object to draw.
Rectangle structure that specifies the location and size of the drawn image.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.


The image represented by the image object is scaled to the dimensions of the rect rectangle.


[Visual Basic, C#] The following 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 image from a JPEG file SampImag.jpg in the folder of the example.
  • Creates a rectangle in which to draw the image.
  • Draws the image to the screen.

[Visual Basic, C#] The position of the rectangle locates the image on the screen, and the size of the original image and the size of the rectangle determines the scaling of the drawn image.

[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub DrawImageRect(e As PaintEventArgs)
' Create image.
Dim newImage As Image = Image.FromFile("SampImag.jpg")
' Create rectangle for displaying image.
Dim destRect As New Rectangle(100, 100, 450, 150)
' Draw image to screen.
e.Graphics.DrawImage(newImage, destRect)
End Sub
public void DrawImageRect(PaintEventArgs e)
// Create image.
Image newImage = Image.FromFile("SampImag.jpg");
// Create rectangle for displaying image.
Rectangle destRect = new Rectangle( 100, 100, 450, 150);
// Draw image to screen.
e.Graphics.DrawImage(newImage, destRect);

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

Graphics Class | Graphics Members | System.Drawing Namespace | Graphics.DrawImage Overload List