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Draw a filled region on form using Graphics class in vb.net - C #.net.

Author: Maliha Atteeq
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In this simple article you will learn that how to draw a filled region on the form using Graphics class in vb and C #.net.

 Graphics:

This is the very important class for making graphics of your own using c#. This class cannot be inherited. This class provides us a number of different methods for graphics creation. By using these methods you can create graphics of your own choice.

In this article I will tell you that how can we draw a filled Region using system.drawing.graphics.

Region draw:

In order to draw a region on the form, firstly you should know the behavior of the form. While playing with the graphics you must keep the following point in your mind:

You can’t draw graphics on simple load event of the form. To create graphics on the form, you must override the onpaint() function of the form.

The syntax of the onpaint() function is:

C#:

protected override void OnPaint (PaintEventArgs e)

{

}

VB:

Dim e As PaintEventArgs

 

Me.OnPaint(e)

Filled Region draw function:

In order to draw a filled region, graphics class provides us a function named as FillRegion(). It is an overloaded function. By using this function you can draw a region of your choice on the form. Depending on your requirement you can use any of the overloaded function. I use the following:

This function takes two arguments. The first argument is the object of Brush class. Brush class is an abstract class; you can use any concrete class of it. I use the solid brush class which is the concrete class of the brush.

C#:

System.Drawing.SolidBrush brush = new SolidBrush(Color.DarkGoldenrod);

VB:

 

The second argument is the object of region class. This class also provides us four overloaded constructor, depending on your requirement you can use any of them. I use the following constructor. This constructor takes no argument as a parameter.

C#:

            System.Drawing.Region region = new Region();

VB:

 

Pass all these arguments in the FillRegion() function provided by the graphics class. Once you do this then you have to call the Dispose() method to epose your created region. The dispose() function takes no argument as a paameter. This function simply expose your graphics on the form. You have to call this function with the object of graphics and also with the object of pen class.

 

C#:

       obj.Dispose();

 

VB:

               obj.Dispose();

 

To demonstrate make a new window application and write the following code on form’s onpaint event:

C#:

protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)

        {

            System.Drawing.Pen pen = new System.Drawing.Pen(System.Drawing.Color.Black);

            System.Drawing.Graphics obj;

            obj = this.CreateGraphics();

            System.Drawing.SolidBrush brush = new SolidBrush(Color.ForestGreen);

            System.Drawing.Region region = new Region();

            obj.FillRegion(brush, region);

            obj.Dispose();

        }

VB:

Protected Overloads Overrides Sub OnPaint(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

        Dim pen As New System.Drawing.Pen(System.Drawing.Color.Black)

        Dim obj As System.Drawing.Graphics

        obj = Me.CreateGraphics()

        Dim brush As System.Drawing.SolidBrush = New SolidBrush(Color.ForestGreen)

        Dim region As System.Drawing.Region = New Region()

        obj.FillRegion(brush, region)

        obj.Dispose()

    End Sub

 

Now write the following code on FORM LOAD event:

C#:

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            this.Text = "DEVASP FILLED REGION APPLICATION";

           

        }

Vb:

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

 

        Me.Text = "DEVASP FILLED REGION APPLICATION"

    End Sub

This simple article tells that how to draw a filled region using Graphics class in vb and C #.net.

   
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