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Graphics.DrawArc Method

Draws an arc representing a portion of an ellipse specified by a pair of coordinates, a width, and a height.

Overload List

Draws an arc representing a portion of an ellipse specified by a Rectangle structure.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Sub DrawArc(Pen, Rectangle, Single, Single)
[C#] public void DrawArc(Pen, Rectangle, float, float);
[C++] public: void DrawArc(Pen*, Rectangle, float, float);
[JScript] public function DrawArc(Pen, Rectangle, float, float);

Draws an arc representing a portion of an ellipse specified by a RectangleF structure.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Sub DrawArc(Pen, RectangleF, Single, Single)
[C#] public void DrawArc(Pen, RectangleF, float, float);
[C++] public: void DrawArc(Pen*, RectangleF, float, float);
[JScript] public function DrawArc(Pen, RectangleF, float, float);

Draws an arc representing a portion of an ellipse specified by a pair of coordinates, a width, and a height.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Sub DrawArc(Pen, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer)
[C#] public void DrawArc(Pen, int, int, int, int, int, int);
[C++] public: void DrawArc(Pen*, int, int, int, int, int, int);
[JScript] public function DrawArc(Pen, int, int, int, int, int, int);

Draws an arc representing a portion of an ellipse specified by a pair of coordinates, a width, and a height.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Sub DrawArc(Pen, Single, Single, Single, Single, Single, Single)
[C#] public void DrawArc(Pen, float, float, float, float, float, float);
[C++] public: void DrawArc(Pen*, float, float, float, float, float, float);
[JScript] public function DrawArc(Pen, float, float, float, float, float, float);

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a black pen.
  • Creates the position and size of a rectangle to bound an ellipse.
  • Defines the start (45 degrees) and sweep (270 degrees) angles.
  • Draws the elliptical arc to the screen.

[Visual Basic, C#] The result is a partial ellipse missing a segment between + and - 45 degrees of the x axis.

[Visual Basic, C#] Note   This example shows how to use one of the overloaded versions of DrawArc. For other examples that might be available, see the individual overload topics.
[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub DrawArcFloat(e As PaintEventArgs)
' Create pen.
Dim blackPen As New Pen(Color.Black, 3)
' Create coordinates of rectangle to bound ellipse.
Dim x As Single = 0F
Dim y As Single = 0F
Dim width As Single = 100F
Dim height As Single = 200F
' Create start and sweep angles on ellipse.
Dim startAngle As Single = 45F
Dim sweepAngle As Single = 270F
' Draw arc to screen.
e.Graphics.DrawArc(blackPen, x, y, width, height, startAngle, _
sweepAngle)
End Sub
        
[C#] 
public void DrawArcFloat(PaintEventArgs e)
{
// Create pen.
Pen blackPen= new Pen(Color.Black, 3);
// Create coordinates of rectangle to bound ellipse.
float x = 0.0F;
float y = 0.0F;
float width = 100.0F;
float height = 200.0F;
// Create start and sweep angles on ellipse.
float startAngle =  45.0F;
float sweepAngle = 270.0F;
// Draw arc to screen.
e.Graphics.DrawArc(blackPen, x, y, width, height, startAngle, sweepAngle);
}
        

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

See Also

Graphics Class | Graphics Members | System.Drawing Namespace

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