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GraphicsUnit Enumeration

Specifies the unit of measure for the given data.

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

'Declaration
Public Enumeration GraphicsUnit

Member nameDescription
DisplaySpecifies the unit of measure of the display device. Typically pixels for video displays, and 1/100 inch for printers.
DocumentSpecifies the document unit (1/300 inch) as the unit of measure.
InchSpecifies the inch as the unit of measure.
MillimeterSpecifies the millimeter as the unit of measure.
PixelSpecifies a device pixel as the unit of measure.
PointSpecifies a printer's point (1/72 inch) as the unit of measure.
WorldSpecifies the world coordinate system unit as the unit of measure.

The following code example demonstrates how to load a bitmap from an Icon handle, using the GraphicsUnit enumeration, and the use of the Round method to draw the rectangle bounds of a bitmap.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a button named Button2. Paste the code into the form and associate this method with the button's Click event.

Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click

    Dim bitmap1 As Bitmap = Bitmap.FromHicon(SystemIcons.Hand.Handle)
    Dim formGraphics As Graphics = Me.CreateGraphics()
    Dim units As GraphicsUnit = GraphicsUnit.Point
    Dim bmpRectangleF As RectangleF = bitmap1.GetBounds(units)
    Dim bmpRectangle As Rectangle = Rectangle.Round(bmpRectangleF)
    formGraphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Blue, bmpRectangle)
    formGraphics.Dispose()
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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