PaintEventArgs::Graphics Property

 

Gets the graphics used to paint.

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

public:
property Graphics^ Graphics {
	Graphics^ get();
}

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing::Graphics^

The Graphics object used to paint. The Graphics object provides methods for drawing objects on the display device.

The following example demonstrates handling the Paint event and using the PaintEventArgs class to draw rectangles on the form. The MouseDown and MouseUp events are handled to determine the size of the rectangle. The example also demonstrates the Invalidate method to invalidate the area of the rectangle, causing it to be redrawn.

private:
   Rectangle RcDraw;
   void Form1_MouseDown( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Windows::Forms::MouseEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Determine the initial rectangle coordinates...
      RcDraw.X = e->X;
      RcDraw.Y = e->Y;
   }

   void Form1_MouseUp( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Windows::Forms::MouseEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Determine the width and height of the rectangle...
      if ( e->X < RcDraw.X )
      {
         RcDraw.Width = RcDraw.X - e->X;
         RcDraw.X = e->X;
      }
      else
      {
         RcDraw.Width = e->X - RcDraw.X;
      }

      if ( e->Y < RcDraw.Y )
      {
         RcDraw.Height = RcDraw.Y - e->Y;
         RcDraw.Y = e->Y;
      }
      else
      {
         RcDraw.Height = e->Y - RcDraw.Y;
      }

      // Force a repaint of the region occupied by the rectangle...
      this->Invalidate( RcDraw );
   }

   void Form1_Paint( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Draw the rectangle...
      float PenWidth = 5;
      e->Graphics->DrawRectangle( gcnew Pen( Color::Blue,PenWidth ), RcDraw );
   }
   // This example creates a PictureBox control on the form and draws to it.
   // This example assumes that the Form_Load event handler method is
   // connected to the Load event of the form.
private:
   PictureBox^ pictureBox1;
   void Form1_Load( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      pictureBox1 = gcnew PictureBox;

      // Dock the PictureBox to the form and set its background to white.
      pictureBox1->Dock = DockStyle::Fill;
      pictureBox1->BackColor = Color::White;

      // Connect the Paint event of the PictureBox to the event handler method.
      pictureBox1->Paint += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventHandler( this, &Form1::pictureBox1_Paint );

      // Add the PictureBox control to the Form.
      this->Controls->Add( pictureBox1 );
   }

   void pictureBox1_Paint( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create a local version of the graphics object for the PictureBox.
      Graphics^ g = e->Graphics;

      // Draw a string on the PictureBox.
      g->DrawString( "This is a diagonal line drawn on the control",
         gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",10 ), System::Drawing::Brushes::Blue, Point(30,30) );

      // Draw a line in the PictureBox.
      g->DrawLine( System::Drawing::Pens::Red, pictureBox1->Left, pictureBox1->Top,
         pictureBox1->Right, pictureBox1->Bottom );
   }

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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