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DashStyle Enumeration

Specifies the style of dashed lines drawn with a Pen object.

Namespace:  System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public enum DashStyle

Member nameDescription
CustomSpecifies a user-defined custom dash style.
DashSpecifies a line consisting of dashes.
DashDotSpecifies a line consisting of a repeating pattern of dash-dot.
DashDotDotSpecifies a line consisting of a repeating pattern of dash-dot-dot.
DotSpecifies a line consisting of dots.
SolidSpecifies a solid line.

To define a custom DashStyle, set the DashPattern property of the Pen.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a pen and set its DashStyle property using the DashStyle enumeration.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a Button named Button3. Paste the code into the form and associate the Button3_Click method with the button's Click event.

private void Button3_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    Graphics buttonGraphics = Button3.CreateGraphics();
    Pen myPen = new Pen(Color.ForestGreen, 4.0F);
    myPen.DashStyle = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle.DashDotDot;

    Rectangle theRectangle = Button3.ClientRectangle;
    theRectangle.Inflate(-2, -2);
    buttonGraphics.DrawRectangle(myPen, theRectangle);
    buttonGraphics.Dispose();
    myPen.Dispose();
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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