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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 NotInheritable Class Pen _
	Inherits MarshalByRefObject _
	Implements ICloneable, IDisposable
Dim instance As Pen

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.

Private Sub ShowLineJoin(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create a new pen. 
    Dim skyBluePen As New Pen(Brushes.DeepSkyBlue)

    ' Set the pen's width.
    skyBluePen.Width = 8.0F

    ' Set the LineJoin property.
    skyBluePen.LineJoin = Drawing2D.LineJoin.Bevel

    ' Draw a rectangle.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(skyBluePen, _
        New Rectangle(40, 40, 150, 200))

    'Dispose of the pen.

End Sub

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 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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0