Graphics::SetClip Method (Graphics^, CombineMode)


Sets the clipping region of this Graphics to the result of the specified combining operation of the current clip region and the Clip property of the specified Graphics.

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

void SetClip(
	Graphics^ g,
	CombineMode combineMode


Type: System.Drawing::Graphics^

Graphics that specifies the clip region to combine.

Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D::CombineMode

Member of the CombineMode enumeration that specifies the combining operation to use.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler, as well as thisForm, the Form for the example. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a temporary Graphics from the thisFormForm of the example.

  • Sets the clipping region of the temporary Graphics to a small square.

  • Updates the clipping region of the form's graphic object to that of the new Graphics with the Replace member.

  • Fills a large rectangle with a solid black brush.

The result is a small, filled, black square.

   void SetClipGraphicsCombine( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Create temporary graphics object and set its clipping region.
      Graphics^ newGraphics = this->CreateGraphics();
      newGraphics->SetClip( Rectangle(0,0,100,100) );

      // Update clipping region of graphics to clipping region of new
      // graphics.
      e->Graphics->SetClip( newGraphics, CombineMode::Replace );

      // Fill rectangle to demonstrate clip region.
      e->Graphics->FillRectangle( gcnew SolidBrush( Color::Black ), 0, 0, 500, 300 );

      // Release new graphics.
      delete newGraphics;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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