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Graphics.DrawIcon Method (Icon, Rectangle)

Draws the image represented by the specified Icon within the area specified by a Rectangle structure.

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

public void DrawIcon (
	Icon icon,
	Rectangle targetRect
public void DrawIcon (
	Icon icon, 
	Rectangle targetRect
public function DrawIcon (
	icon : Icon, 
	targetRect : Rectangle
Not applicable.



Icon to draw.


Rectangle structure that specifies the location and size of the resulting image on the display surface. The image contained in the icon parameter is scaled to the dimensions of this rectangular area.

Exception typeCondition


icon is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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 an icon from a standard Windows icon file SampIcon.ico in the example folder.

  • Creates a rectangle in which to draw the icon.

  • Draws the icon to the screen.

The position of the rectangle locates the icon on the screen, and the size of the rectangle determines the scaling of the drawn icon.

private void DrawIconRectangle(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create icon.
    Icon newIcon = new Icon("SampIcon.ico");
    // Create rectangle for icon.
    Rectangle rect = new Rectangle(100, 100, 200, 200);
    // Draw icon to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawIcon(newIcon, rect);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0