ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D Method (Graphics, Rectangle, Border3DStyle)


Draws a three-dimensional style border with the specified style, 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,
	Rectangle rectangle,
	Border3DStyle style


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the dimensions of the border.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Border3DStyle

One of the Border3DStyle values that specifies the style of 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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