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Graphics.DpiX Property

Gets the horizontal resolution of this Graphics.

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

public float DpiX { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Single
The value, in dots per inch, for the horizontal resolution supported by this Graphics.

For more information about creating high-resolution applications, see

High DPI.

The following method shows the use of the DpiX and DpiY properties. This example is designed for use with a Windows Form. To run this example, paste it into a form that contains a ListBox named listBox1 and call this method from the form's constructor.

private void PopulateListBoxWithGraphicsResolution()
    Graphics boxGraphics = listBox1.CreateGraphics();
    Graphics formGraphics = this.CreateGraphics();

    listBox1.Items.Add("ListBox horizontal resolution: " 
        + boxGraphics.DpiX);
    listBox1.Items.Add("ListBox vertical resolution: " 
        + boxGraphics.DpiY);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.