Pen.LineJoin Pen.LineJoin Pen.LineJoin Pen.LineJoin Property


Gets or sets the join style for the ends of two consecutive lines drawn with this Pen.

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

Property Value

A LineJoin that represents the join style for the ends of two consecutive lines drawn with this Pen.


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


The following code example demonstrates the effects of setting the Width and LineJoin properties on a Pen.

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

   void ShowLineJoin( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Create a new pen.
      Pen^ skyBluePen = gcnew Pen( Brushes::DeepSkyBlue );

      // Set the pen's width.
      skyBluePen->Width = 8.0F;

      // Set the LineJoin property.
      skyBluePen->LineJoin = System::Drawing::Drawing2D::LineJoin::Bevel;

      // Draw a rectangle.
      e->Graphics->DrawRectangle( skyBluePen, Rectangle(40,40,150,200) );

      //Dispose of the pen.
      delete skyBluePen;
private void ShowLineJoin(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create a new pen.
    Pen skyBluePen = new Pen(Brushes.DeepSkyBlue);

    // Set the pen's width.
    skyBluePen.Width = 8.0F;

    // Set the LineJoin property.
    skyBluePen.LineJoin = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LineJoin.Bevel;

    // Draw a rectangle.
        new Rectangle(40, 40, 150, 200));

    //Dispose of the pen.

Private Sub ShowLineJoin(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create a new pen.
    Dim skyBluePen As New Pen(Brushes.DeepSkyBlue)

    ' Set the pen's width.
    skyBluePen.Width = 8.0F

    ' Set the LineJoin property.
    skyBluePen.LineJoin = Drawing2D.LineJoin.Bevel

    ' Draw a rectangle.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(skyBluePen, _
        New Rectangle(40, 40, 150, 200))

    'Dispose of the pen.

End Sub


A line join is the common area that is formed by two lines whose ends meet or overlap. There are three line join styles: miter, bevel, and round. When you specify a line join style for a Pen object, that join style will be applied to all the connected lines in any GraphicsPath object drawn using that pen.The following illustration shows the results of the beveled line join example.


Applies to