Pen.StartCap Pen.StartCap Pen.StartCap Pen.StartCap Property

Definition

Gets or sets the cap style used at the beginning of lines drawn with this Pen.

public:
 property System::Drawing::Drawing2D::LineCap StartCap { System::Drawing::Drawing2D::LineCap get(); void set(System::Drawing::Drawing2D::LineCap value); };
public System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap StartCap { get; set; }
member this.StartCap : System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap with get, set
Public Property StartCap As LineCap

Property Value

One of the LineCap values that represents the cap style used at the beginning of lines drawn with this Pen.

Exceptions

The StartCap property is set on an immutable Pen, such as those returned by the Pens class.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the effects of setting the StartCap and EndCap properties on a Pen.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the ShowStartAndEndCaps method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private:
   void ShowStartAndEndCaps( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create a new custom pen.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Brushes::Red,6.0F );

      // Set the StartCap property.
      redPen->StartCap = System::Drawing::Drawing2D::LineCap::RoundAnchor;

      // Set the EndCap property.
      redPen->EndCap = System::Drawing::Drawing2D::LineCap::ArrowAnchor;

      // Draw a line.
      e->Graphics->DrawLine( redPen, 40.0F, 40.0F, 145.0F, 185.0F );

      // Dispose of the custom pen.
      delete redPen;
   }
private void ShowStartAndEndCaps(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a new custom pen.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Brushes.Red, 6.0F);

    // Set the StartCap property.
    redPen.StartCap = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap.RoundAnchor;

    // Set the EndCap property.
    redPen.EndCap = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineCap.ArrowAnchor;

    // Draw a line.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(redPen, 40.0F, 40.0F, 145.0F, 185.0F);

    // Dispose of the custom pen.
    redPen.Dispose();

}
Private Sub ShowStartAndEndCaps(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create a new custom pen.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Brushes.Red, 6.0F)

    ' Set the StartCap property.
    redPen.StartCap = Drawing2D.LineCap.RoundAnchor

    ' Set the EndCap property.
    redPen.EndCap = Drawing2D.LineCap.ArrowAnchor

    ' Draw a line.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(redPen, 40.0F, 40.0F, 145.0F, 185.0F)

    ' Dispose of the custom pen.
    redPen.Dispose()

End Sub

Applies to