SolidBrush.SolidBrush Constructor

Initializes a new SolidBrush object of the specified color.

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

public SolidBrush (
	Color color
)
public SolidBrush (
	Color color
)
public function SolidBrush (
	color : Color
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

color

A Color structure that represents the color of this brush.

  • The following code example adds a shadow to a ListBox using a SolidBrush.

This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form. To run this example, paste this code into a form and call the AddShadow method when handling the form's Paint event. Make sure the form contains a ListBox named listBox1.

private void AddShadow(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create two SizeF objects.
    SizeF shadowSize = listBox1.Size;
    SizeF addSize = new SizeF(10.5F, 20.8F);

    // Add them together and save the result in shadowSize.
    shadowSize = shadowSize + addSize;

    // Get the location of the ListBox and convert it to a PointF.
    PointF shadowLocation = listBox1.Location;

    // Add two points to get a new location.
    shadowLocation = shadowLocation + new Size(5, 5);

    // Create a rectangleF. 
    RectangleF rectFToFill = 
        new RectangleF(shadowLocation, shadowSize);

    // Create a custom brush using a semi-transparent color, and 
    // then fill in the rectangle.
    Color customColor = Color.FromArgb(50, Color.Gray);
    SolidBrush shadowBrush = new SolidBrush(customColor);
    e.Graphics.FillRectangles(shadowBrush, new RectangleF[]{rectFToFill});

    // Dispose of the brush.
    shadowBrush.Dispose();
}

private void AddShadow(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create two SizeF objects.
    SizeF shadowSize = Size.op_Implicit(listBox1.get_Size());
    SizeF addSize = new SizeF(10.5F, 20.8F);

    // Add them together and save the result in shadowSize.
    shadowSize.set_Width(shadowSize.get_Width() + addSize.get_Width());
    shadowSize.set_Height(shadowSize.get_Height() + addSize.get_Height());

    // Get the location of the ListBox and convert it to a PointF.
    PointF shadowLocation = Point.op_Implicit(listBox1.get_Location());

    // Add two points to get a new location.
    shadowLocation.set_X(shadowLocation.get_X()  
        + (new Size(5, 5).get_Width()));
    shadowLocation.set_Y(shadowLocation.get_Y()  
        + (new Size(5, 5).get_Height()));
    
    // Create a rectangleF. 
    RectangleF rectFToFill = new RectangleF(shadowLocation, shadowSize);

    // Create a custom brush using a semi-transparent color, and 
    // then fill in the rectangle.
    Color customColor = Color.FromArgb(50, Color.get_Gray());
    SolidBrush shadowBrush = new SolidBrush(customColor);

    e.get_Graphics().FillRectangles(shadowBrush, 
        new RectangleF[] { rectFToFill });

    // Dispose of the brush.
    shadowBrush.Dispose();
} //AddShadow

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, 1.0
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