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Graphics::Clip Property

Gets or sets a Region that limits the drawing region of this Graphics.

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

property Region^ Clip {
	Region^ get ();
	void set (Region^ value);

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing::Region
A Region that limits the portion of this Graphics that is currently available for drawing.

Modifying the Region object returned by the Clip property does not affect subsequent drawing with the Graphics object. To change the clip region, replace the Clip property value with a new Region object. To determine whether the clipping region is infinite, retrieve the Clip property and call its IsInfinite method.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the Clip property. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the SetAndFillClip method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

   void SetAndFillClip( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Set the Clip property to a new region.
      e->Graphics->Clip = gcnew System::Drawing::Region( Rectangle(10,10,100,200) );

      // Fill the region.
      e->Graphics->FillRegion( Brushes::LightSalmon, e->Graphics->Clip );

      // Demonstrate the clip region by drawing a string 
      // at the outer edge of the region.
      e->Graphics->DrawString( "Outside of Clip", gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12.0F,FontStyle::Regular ), Brushes::Black, 0.0F, 0.0F );

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0