How to: Create a Shaped Windows Form

This example gives a form an elliptical shape that resizes with the form.

protected:
    virtual void OnPaint(
        System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventArgs^ e) override
    {
        System::Drawing::Drawing2D::GraphicsPath^ shape =
            gcnew System::Drawing::Drawing2D::GraphicsPath();
        shape->AddEllipse(0, 0, this->Width, this->Height);
        this->Region = gcnew System::Drawing::Region(shape);
    }

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This example overrides the OnPaint method to change the shape of the form. To use this code, copy the method declaration as well as the drawing code inside the method.

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