ControlPaint.DrawFocusRectangle Method (Graphics, Rectangle)


Draws a focus rectangle on the specified graphics surface and within the specified bounds.

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

Public Shared Sub DrawFocusRectangle (
	graphics As Graphics,
	rectangle As Rectangle


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the dimensions of the grab handle glyph.

A focus rectangle is a dotted rectangle that Windows uses to indicate what control has the current keyboard focus.

The following code example demonstrates using the DrawFocusRectangle method and the Control.Handle property. To run this example, paste the following code in a form. Add two buttons named Button1 and Button2 to the form and ensure all events are connected to their event handlers.

' This method draws a focus rectangle on Button2 using the 
' handle and client rectangle of Button2.
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    ControlPaint.DrawFocusRectangle(Graphics.FromHwnd(Button2.Handle), _
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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