Pen.EndCap Property


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Gets or sets the cap style used at the end of lines drawn with this Pen.

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

public LineCap EndCap { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap

One of the LineCap values that represents the cap style used at the end of lines drawn with this Pen.

Exception Condition

The specified value is not a member of LineCap.


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

The following code example demonstrates the effects of setting the StartCap and EndCap properties on a Pen.

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

private void ShowStartAndEndCaps(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create a new custom pen.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Brushes.Red, 6.0F);

    // Set the StartCap property.
    redPen.StartCap = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap.RoundAnchor;

    // Set the EndCap property.
    redPen.EndCap = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap.ArrowAnchor;

    // Draw a line.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(redPen, 40.0F, 40.0F, 145.0F, 185.0F);

    // Dispose of the custom pen.


.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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