ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D Method (Graphics, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32)


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Draws a three-dimensional style border on the specified graphics surface and within the specified bounds on a control.

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

public static void DrawBorder3D(
	Graphics graphics,
	int x,
	int y,
	int width,
	int height


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

Type: System.Int32

The x-coordinate of the top left of the border rectangle.

Type: System.Int32

The y-coordinate of the top left of the border rectangle.

Type: System.Int32

The width of the border rectangle.

Type: System.Int32

The height of the border rectangle.

The Border3DStyle.Etched style is used by default to draw the border.

The following code example demonstrates the use of one of the DrawBorder3D methods. 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 handler 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, 

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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