ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D Method (Graphics, Rectangle, Border3DStyle, Border3DSide)


Draws a three-dimensional style border with the specified style, on the specified graphics surface and sides, and within the specified bounds on a control.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

Public Shared Sub DrawBorder3D (
	graphics As Graphics,
	rectangle As Rectangle,
	style As Border3DStyle,
	sides As Border3DSide


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the dimensions of the border.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Border3DStyle

One of the Border3DStyle values that specifies the style of the border.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Border3DSide

One of the Border3DSide values that specifies the side of the rectangle to draw the border on.

The following code example demonstrates the use of one of the DrawBorder3D methods. To run this example, paste the following code in a form that imports the System.Windows.Forms and System.Drawing namespaces. Ensure the form's Paint event is associated with the event handler in this example.

' Handle the Form's Paint event to draw a 3D three-dimensional 
' raised border just inside the border of the frame.
Private Sub Form1_Paint(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As PaintEventArgs) Handles MyBase.Paint

    Dim borderRectangle As Rectangle = Me.ClientRectangle
    borderRectangle.Inflate(-10, -10)
    ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D(e.Graphics, borderRectangle, _
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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