DrawBorder Method (Graphics, Rectangle, Color, ButtonBorderStyle)

ControlPaint.DrawBorder Method (Graphics, Rectangle, Color, ButtonBorderStyle)

Draws a border with the specified style and color, on the specified graphics surface, and within the specified bounds on a button-style control.

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

public static void DrawBorder(
	Graphics graphics,
	Rectangle bounds,
	Color color,
	ButtonBorderStyle style


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics
The Graphics to draw on.
Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
The Rectangle that represents the dimensions of the border.
Type: System.Drawing.Color
The Color of the border.
Type: System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBorderStyle
One of the ButtonBorderStyle values that specifies the style of the border.

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 void Form1_Paint(object sender, PaintEventArgs e)

		Rectangle borderRectangle = this.ClientRectangle;
		borderRectangle.Inflate(-10, -10);
		ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D(e.Graphics, borderRectangle, 

method. To run this example paste the following code in a form that imports the 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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