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SmoothingMode Enumeration

Updated: July 2008

Specifies whether smoothing (antialiasing) is applied to lines and curves and the edges of filled areas.

Namespace:  System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public enum SmoothingMode

Member nameDescription
InvalidSpecifies an invalid mode.
DefaultSpecifies no antialiasing.
HighSpeedSpecifies no antialiasing.
HighQualitySpecifies antialiased rendering.
NoneSpecifies no antialiasing.
AntiAliasSpecifies antialiased rendering.

Default, None, and HighSpeed are equivalent and specify rendering without smoothing applied.

AntiAlias and HighQuality are equivalent and specify rendering with smoothing applied.

NoteNote:

When the Graphics.SmoothingMode property is specified by using the SmoothingMode enumeration, it does not affect text. To set the text rendering quality, use the Graphics.TextRenderingHint property and the TextRenderingHint enumeration.

NoteNote:

When the Graphics.SmoothingMode property is specified by using the SmoothingMode enumeration, it does not affect areas filled by a path gradient brush. Areas filled by using a PathGradientBrush object are rendered the same way (aliased) regardless of the setting for the Graphics.SmoothingMode property.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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July 2008

Added text to the Remarks section to clarify the differences between settings.

Customer feedback.

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