PathGradientBrush Class

Encapsulates a Brush object that fills the interior of a GraphicsPath object with a gradient. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class PathGradientBrush : Brush
public final class PathGradientBrush extends Brush
public final class PathGradientBrush extends Brush
Not applicable.

The color gradient is a smooth shading of colors from the center point of the path to the outside boundary edge of the path. Blend factors, positions, and style affect where the gradient starts and ends, and how fast it changes shade.

Path gradient brushes do not obey the SmoothingMode property of the Graphics object used to do the drawing. Areas filled using a PathGradientBrush object are rendered the same way (aliased) regardless of the smoothing mode.


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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0