PaintEventArgs Constructor
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PaintEventArgs Constructor (Graphics, Rectangle)


Initializes a new instance of the PaintEventArgs class with the specified graphics and clipping rectangle.

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

public PaintEventArgs(
	Graphics graphics,
	Rectangle clipRect


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to paint the item.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the rectangle in which to paint.

The Graphics identified by the graphics parameter is disposed when the PaintEventArgs is disposed.

The following code examples draws lines and text on a PictureBox control.

// 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 = new PictureBox();
private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    // 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 += new System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventHandler(this.pictureBox1_Paint);

    // Add the PictureBox control to the Form.

private 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",
        new Font("Arial",10), System.Drawing.Brushes.Blue, new Point(30,30));
    // Draw a line in the PictureBox.
    g.DrawLine(System.Drawing.Pens.Red, pictureBox1.Left, pictureBox1.Top,
        pictureBox1.Right, pictureBox1.Bottom);

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