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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);

}

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

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

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