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Pen.Width Property

Gets or sets the width of this Pen, in units of the Graphics object used for drawing.

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

public float Width { get; set; }
/** @property */
public float get_Width ()

/** @property */
public void set_Width (float value)

public function get Width () : float

public function set Width (value : float)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The width of this Pen.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

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

You can access the unit of measure of the Graphics object using its PageUnit property. The unit of measure is typically pixels. A Width of 0 will result in the Pen drawing as if the Width were 1.

The following code example demonstrates the effects of setting the Width and LineJoin properties 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 void ShowLineJoin(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a new pen.
    Pen skyBluePen = new 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, 
        new Rectangle(40, 40, 150, 200));

    //Dispose of the pen.
    skyBluePen.Dispose();

}

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

    // Set the pen's width.
    skyBluePen.set_Width(8);

    // Set the LineJoin property.
    skyBluePen.set_LineJoin(System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineJoin.Bevel);

    // Draw a rectangle.
    e.get_Graphics().DrawRectangle(skyBluePen, 
        new Rectangle(40, 40, 150, 200));

    //Dispose of the pen.
    skyBluePen.Dispose();
} //ShowLineJoin

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

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