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Region.MakeEmpty Method

Initializes this Region to an empty interior.

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

public void MakeEmpty()

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Region constructor and MakeEmpty method. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form and paste the following code into it. Call the FillEmptyRegion method in the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void FillEmptyRegion(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create a region from a rectangle.
    Rectangle originalRectangle = new Rectangle(40, 40, 40, 50);
    Region smallRegion = new Region(originalRectangle);

    // Call MakeEmpty.

    // Fill the region in red and draw the original rectangle
    // in black. Note there is nothing filled in.
    e.Graphics.FillRegion(Brushes.Red, smallRegion);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, originalRectangle);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.