Graphics.DrawArc Method (Pen, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32)

 
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Draws an arc representing a portion of an ellipse specified by a pair of coordinates, a width, and a height.

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

Public Sub DrawArc (
	pen As Pen,
	x As Integer,
	y As Integer,
	width As Integer,
	height As Integer,
	startAngle As Integer,
	sweepAngle As Integer
)

Parameters

pen
Type: System.Drawing.Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the arc.

x
Type: System.Int32

The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle that defines the ellipse.

y
Type: System.Int32

The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle that defines the ellipse.

width
Type: System.Int32

Width of the rectangle that defines the ellipse.

height
Type: System.Int32

Height of the rectangle that defines the ellipse.

startAngle
Type: System.Int32

Angle in degrees measured clockwise from the x-axis to the starting point of the arc.

sweepAngle
Type: System.Int32

Angle in degrees measured clockwise from the startAngle parameter to ending point of the arc.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

pen is null.

-or-

rects is null.

ArgumentNullException

rects is a zero-length array.

This method draws an arc that is a portion of the perimeter of an ellipse. The ellipse is defined by the boundaries of a rectangle. The arc is the portion of the perimeter of the ellipse between the startAngle parameter and the startAngle + sweepAngle parameters.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a black pen.

  • Creates the position and size of a rectangle to bound an ellipse.

  • Defines the start (45 degrees) and sweep (270 degrees) angles.

  • Draws the elliptical arc to the screen.

The result is a partial ellipse missing a segment between + and - 45 degrees of the x axis.

Private Sub DrawArcInt(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pen.
    Dim blackPen As New Pen(Color.Black, 3)

    ' Create coordinates of rectangle to bound ellipse.
    Dim x As Integer = 0
    Dim y As Integer = 0
    Dim width As Integer = 100
    Dim height As Integer = 200

    ' Create start and sweep angles on ellipse.
    Dim startAngle As Integer = 45
    Dim sweepAngle As Integer = 270

    ' Draw arc to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawArc(blackPen, x, y, width, height, startAngle, _
    sweepAngle)
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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