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Graphics.DrawPath Method

Draws a GraphicsPath object.

[Visual Basic]
Public Sub DrawPath( _
   ByVal pen As Pen, _
   ByVal path As GraphicsPath _
public void DrawPath(
 Pen pen,
 GraphicsPath path
public: void DrawPath(
 Pen* pen,
 GraphicsPath* path
public function DrawPath(
   pen : Pen,
 path : GraphicsPath


Pen object that determines the color, width, and style of the path.
GraphicsPath object to draw.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.


The current transformation in the graphic context is applied to the GraphicsPath object before it is drawn.


[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 graphics path object and adds an ellipse to it.
  • Creates a black pen.
  • Draws the graphics path to the screen.
[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub DrawPathEllipse(e As PaintEventArgs)
' Create graphics path object and add ellipse.
Dim graphPath As New GraphicsPath()
graphPath.AddEllipse(0, 0, 200, 100)
' Create pen.
Dim blackPen As New Pen(Color.Black, 3)
' Draw graphics path to screen.
e.Graphics.DrawPath(blackPen, graphPath)
End Sub
public void DrawPathEllipse(PaintEventArgs e)
// Create graphics path object and add ellipse.
GraphicsPath graphPath = new GraphicsPath();
graphPath.AddEllipse(0, 0, 200, 100);
// Create pen.
Pen blackPen = new Pen(Color.Black, 3);
// Draw graphics path to screen.
e.Graphics.DrawPath(blackPen, graphPath);

[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.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

Graphics Class | Graphics Members | System.Drawing Namespace