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Brushes Class

Brushes for all the standard colors. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class Brushes

The Brushes class contains static read-only properties that return a Brush object of the color indicated by the property name. You typically do not have to explicitly dispose of the brush returned by a property in this class, unless it is used to construct a new brush.

The following code example demonstrates the how to use a member of the Brushes class to fill a Rectangle. This example should be used with a Windows Form. Paste this code into a form and call this method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void InstanceRectangleIntersection(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(50, 50, 200, 100);
    Rectangle rectangle2 = new Rectangle(70, 20, 100, 200);

    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, rectangle1);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Red, rectangle2);

    if (rectangle1.IntersectsWith(rectangle2))
    {
        rectangle1.Intersect(rectangle2);
        if (!rectangle1.IsEmpty)
        {
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Green, rectangle1);
        }
    }
}

System.Object
  System.Drawing.Brushes

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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