Pen Class

Defines an object used to draw lines and curves. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public ref class Pen sealed : public MarshalByRefObject, ICloneable, IDisposable
public final class Pen extends MarshalByRefObject implements ICloneable, IDisposable
public final class Pen extends MarshalByRefObject implements ICloneable, IDisposable
Not applicable.

A Pen draws a line of specified width and style. Use the DashStyle property to draw several varieties of dashed lines. The line drawn by a Pen can be filled in a variety of fill styles, including solid colors and textures. The fill style depends on brush or texture that is used as the fill object.

The following code example demonstrates constructing a Pen with a Brush and the effects of setting the LineJoin property on a Pen.

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

   void ShowLineJoin( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Create a new pen.
      Pen^ skyBluePen = gcnew Pen( Brushes::DeepSkyBlue );

      // Set the pen's width.
      skyBluePen->Width = 8.0F;

      // Set the LineJoin property.
      skyBluePen->LineJoin = System::Drawing::Drawing2D::LineJoin::Bevel;

      // Draw a rectangle.
      e->Graphics->DrawRectangle( skyBluePen, Rectangle(40,40,150,200) );

      //Dispose of the pen.
      delete skyBluePen;

private void ShowLineJoin(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create a new pen.
    Pen skyBluePen = new Pen(Brushes.get_DeepSkyBlue());

    // Set the pen's width.

    // Set the LineJoin property.

    // Draw a rectangle.
        new Rectangle(40, 40, 150, 200));

    //Dispose of the pen.
} //ShowLineJoin

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0