GraphicsPath.Clone Method


Creates an exact copy of this path.

 virtual System::Object ^ Clone();
public object Clone ();
abstract member Clone : unit -> obj
override this.Clone : unit -> obj
Public Function Clone () As Object



The GraphicsPath this method creates, cast as an object.



The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, an OnPaint event object. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a path.

  • Adds several figures to the path.

  • Draws the path to the screen.

  • Clones a copy of that path.

  • Draws the new path to the screen.

Notice that the call the Clone method must be cast as a GraphicsPath.

   void CloneExample( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Set several markers in a path.
      GraphicsPath^ myPath = gcnew GraphicsPath;
      myPath->AddEllipse( 0, 0, 100, 200 );
      myPath->AddLine( Point(100,100), Point(200,100) );
      Rectangle rect = Rectangle(200,0,100,200);
      myPath->AddRectangle( rect );
      myPath->AddLine( Point(250,200), Point(250,300) );

      // Draw the path to the screen.
      Pen^ myPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Black,2.0f );
      e->Graphics->DrawPath( myPen, myPath );

      // Clone a copy of myPath.
      GraphicsPath^ myPath2 = dynamic_cast<GraphicsPath^>(myPath->Clone());

      // Draw the path to the screen.
      Pen^ myPen2 = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,4.0f );
      e->Graphics->DrawPath( myPen2, myPath2 );
private void CloneExample(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Set several markers in a path.
    GraphicsPath myPath = new GraphicsPath();
    myPath.AddEllipse(0, 0, 100, 200);
    myPath.AddLine(new Point(100, 100), new Point(200, 100));
    Rectangle rect = new Rectangle(200, 0, 100, 200);
    myPath.AddLine(new Point(250, 200), new Point(250, 300));
    // Draw the path to the screen.
    Pen myPen = new Pen(Color.Black, 2);
    e.Graphics.DrawPath(myPen, myPath);
    // Clone a copy of myPath.
    GraphicsPath myPath2 = (GraphicsPath)myPath.Clone();
    // Draw the path to the screen.
    Pen myPen2 = new Pen(Color.Red, 4);
    e.Graphics.DrawPath(myPen2, myPath2);
Public Sub CloneExample(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Set several markers in a path.
    Dim myPath As New GraphicsPath
    myPath.AddEllipse(0, 0, 100, 200)
    myPath.AddLine(New Point(100, 100), New Point(200, 100))
    Dim rect As New Rectangle(200, 0, 100, 200)
    myPath.AddLine(New Point(250, 200), New Point(250, 300))

    ' Draw the path to the screen.
    Dim myPen As New Pen(Color.Black, 2)
    e.Graphics.DrawPath(myPen, myPath)

    ' Clone a copy of myPath.
    Dim myPath2 As GraphicsPath = CType(myPath.Clone(), GraphicsPath)

    ' Draw the path to the screen.
    Dim myPen2 As New Pen(Color.Red, 4)
    e.Graphics.DrawPath(myPen2, myPath2)
End Sub

Applies to