ControlPaint.DrawBorder3D Method (Graphics, Rectangle)


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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,
	Rectangle rectangle


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics to draw on.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the dimensions of the border.

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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