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Graphics.PageUnit Property

Gets or sets the unit of measure used for page coordinates in this Graphics.

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

public GraphicsUnit PageUnit { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit
One of the GraphicsUnit values other than World.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

PageUnit is set to World, which is not a physical unit.

The graphics unit is the unit of measure used for page coordinates in this Graphics.

The following code example demonstrates the effect of changing the PageUnit property.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the ChangePageUnit method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.


private void ChangePageUnit(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a rectangle.
    Rectangle rectangle1 = new Rectangle(20, 20, 50, 100);

    // Draw its outline.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.SlateBlue, rectangle1);

    // Change the page scale.  
    e.Graphics.PageUnit = GraphicsUnit.Point;

    // Draw the rectangle again.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Tomato, rectangle1);

}


.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.
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