SystemPens.Highlight Property


Gets a Pen that is the color of the background of selected items.

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

Public Shared ReadOnly Property Highlight As Pen

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Pen

A Pen that is the color of the background of selected items.

Selected items may include menu items as well as selected text. For example, the pen may be the color used for the background of selected items in a list box.

The following code example creates points and sizes using several of the overloaded operators defined for these types. It also demonstrates how to use the Highlight property.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a Button named subtractButton. Paste the code into the form and call the CreatePointsAndSizes method from the form's Paint event-handling method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

Private Sub CreatePointsAndSizes(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create the starting point.
    Dim startPoint As New Point(subtractButton.Size)

    ' Use the addition operator to get the end point.
    Dim endPoint As Point = Point.op_Addition(startPoint, _
        New Size(140, 150))

    ' Draw a line between the points.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(SystemPens.Highlight, startPoint, endPoint)

    ' Convert the starting point to a size and compare it to the
    ' subtractButton size.  
    Dim buttonSize As Size = Point.op_Explicit(startPoint)
    If (Size.op_Equality(buttonSize, subtractButton.Size)) Then

        ' If the sizes are equal, tell the user.
        e.Graphics.DrawString("The sizes are equal.", _
            New Font(Me.Font, FontStyle.Italic), _
            Brushes.Indigo, 10.0F, 65.0F)
    End If

End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Return to top