Graphics.ResetClip Method ()


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Resets the clip region of this Graphics to an infinite region.

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

Public Sub ResetClip

When the clipping region of a Graphics is infinite, items that this Graphics draws are not clipped.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a rectangle with upper-left corner at (0, 0) and sets the clipping region to this rectangle.

  • Creates a second rectangle with upper-left corner at (100, 100) and sets the clipping region to the intersection of this rectangle and the current clipping region (the first rectangle).

  • Fills a large rectangle that includes both previous rectangles with a solid blue brush.

  • Resets the clipping region to infinite.

  • Draws rectangles around the two clipping regions; it uses a black pen for the first clipping rectangle and a red pen for the second clipping region.

The result is that only the intersection of the two rectangles is filled with blue.

Private Sub IntersectClipRectangleF2(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Set clipping region.
    Dim clipRect As New Rectangle(0, 0, 200, 200)

    ' Update clipping region to intersection of

    ' existing region with specified rectangle.
    Dim intersectRectF As New RectangleF(100.0F, 100.0F, 200.0F, 200.0F)

    ' Fill rectangle to demonstrate effective clipping region.
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(New SolidBrush(Color.Blue), 0, 0, _
    500, 500)

    ' Reset clipping region to infinite.

    ' Draw clipRect and intersectRect to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(New Pen(Color.Black), clipRect)
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(New Pen(Color.Red), _
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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