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Border3DStyle Enumeration
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Border3DStyle Enumeration

Specifies the style of a three-dimensional border.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public enum Border3DStyle

Member nameDescription
AdjustThe border is drawn outside the specified rectangle, preserving the dimensions of the rectangle for drawing.
BumpThe inner and outer edges of the border have a raised appearance.
EtchedThe inner and outer edges of the border have an etched appearance.
FlatThe border has no three-dimensional effects.
RaisedThe border has raised inner and outer edges.
RaisedInnerThe border has a raised inner edge and no outer edge.
RaisedOuterThe border has a raised outer edge and no inner edge.
SunkenThe border has sunken inner and outer edges.
SunkenInnerThe border has a sunken inner edge and no outer edge.
SunkenOuterThe border has a sunken outer edge and no inner edge.

Use the members of this enumeration when calling the DrawBorder3D method of the ControlPaint class.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D method and the Border3DStyle enumeration. To run this example paste the following code in a form that imports the System.Windows.Forms and System.Drawing namespaces. Ensure the form's Paint event is associated with the event-handling method in this example.

	// Handle the Form's Paint event to draw a 3D three-dimensional 
	// raised border just inside the border of the frame.
	private void Form1_Paint(object sender, PaintEventArgs e)

		Rectangle borderRectangle = this.ClientRectangle;
		borderRectangle.Inflate(-10, -10);
		ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D(e.Graphics, borderRectangle, 

method. To run this example paste the following code in a form that imports the 

.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.

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