DrawImage Method (Image, RectangleF)
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Graphics.DrawImage Method (Image, RectangleF)

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

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

public void DrawImage(
	Image image,
	RectangleF rect


Type: System.Drawing.Image

Image to draw.

Type: System.Drawing.RectangleF

RectangleF structure that specifies the location and size of the drawn image.


image is null.

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

The following code 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.

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

public void DrawImageRectF(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create image.
    Image newImage = Image.FromFile("SampImag.jpg");

    // Create rectangle for displaying image.
    RectangleF rect = new RectangleF(100.0F, 100.0F, 450.0F, 150.0F);

    // Draw image to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(newImage, rect);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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