PaintValueEventArgs Class


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Provides data for the PaintValue method.

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


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public class PaintValueEventArgs : EventArgs

System_CAPS_pubmethodPaintValueEventArgs(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Graphics, Rectangle)

Initializes a new instance of the PaintValueEventArgs class using the specified values.


Gets the rectangle that indicates the area in which the painting should be done.


Gets the ITypeDescriptorContext interface to be used to gain additional information about the context this value appears in.


Gets the Graphics object with which painting should be done.


Gets the value to paint.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

PaintValueEventArgs provides all the information needed for a UITypeEditor to paint within an area based on the value of the specified object, including the Rectangle in which the drawing should be done and the Graphics object with which the drawing should be done.

The following code example method returns a PaintValueEventArgs that provides the data needed to paint a representation of the value of an object within a given area:

public PaintValueEventArgs CreatePaintValueEventArgs(System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext context, object value, Graphics graphics, Rectangle bounds)
    PaintValueEventArgs e = new PaintValueEventArgs(context, value, graphics, bounds);
    // The context of the paint value event         e.Context
    // The object representing the value to paint   e.Value
    // The graphics to use to paint                 e.Graphics
    // The rectangle in which to paint              e.Bounds                       
    return e;


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Available since 1.1

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

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