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Pen.DashStyle Property

Gets or sets the style used for dashed lines drawn with this Pen.

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

public DashStyle DashStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle
A DashStyle that represents the style used for dashed lines drawn with this Pen.


The DashStyle property is set on an immutable Pen, such as those returned by the Pens class.

A value of Custom for this property specifies that a custom pattern of dashes and spaces, defined by the DashPattern property, makes up lines drawn with this Pen. If the value of this property is Custom and the value of the DashPattern property is null, the pen draws solid lines.

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