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MakeEmpty Method

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 = Rectangle(40,40,40,50);
      System::Drawing::Region^ smallRegion = gcnew System::Drawing::Region( originalRectangle );

      // Call MakeEmpty.
      smallRegion->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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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