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TextBoxRenderer.DrawTextBox Method (Graphics, Rectangle, String, Font, TextBoxState)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Draws a text box control in the specified state and bounds, and with the specified text.

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

public static void DrawTextBox (
	Graphics g,
	Rectangle bounds,
	string textBoxText,
	Font font,
	TextBoxState state
public static void DrawTextBox (
	Graphics g, 
	Rectangle bounds, 
	String textBoxText, 
	Font font, 
	TextBoxState state
public static function DrawTextBox (
	g : Graphics, 
	bounds : Rectangle, 
	textBoxText : String, 
	font : Font, 
	state : TextBoxState



The Graphics used to draw the text box.


The Rectangle that specifies the bounds of the text box.


The String to draw in the text box.


The Font to apply to textBoxText.


One of the TextBoxState values that specifies the visual state of the text box.

Exception typeCondition


The operating system does not support visual styles.


Visual styles are disabled by the user in the operating system.


Visual styles are not applied to the client area of application windows.

Before calling this method, you should verify that the IsSupported property returns true.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0