RectangleF.Union(RectangleF, RectangleF) RectangleF.Union(RectangleF, RectangleF) RectangleF.Union(RectangleF, RectangleF) RectangleF.Union(RectangleF, RectangleF) Method

Definition

Creates the smallest possible third rectangle that can contain both of two rectangles that form a union.

public:
 static System::Drawing::RectangleF Union(System::Drawing::RectangleF a, System::Drawing::RectangleF b);
public static System.Drawing.RectangleF Union (System.Drawing.RectangleF a, System.Drawing.RectangleF b);
static member Union : System.Drawing.RectangleF * System.Drawing.RectangleF -> System.Drawing.RectangleF
Public Shared Function Union (a As RectangleF, b As RectangleF) As RectangleF

Parameters

a
RectangleF RectangleF RectangleF RectangleF

A rectangle to union.

b
RectangleF RectangleF RectangleF RectangleF

A rectangle to union.

Returns

A third RectangleF structure that contains both of the two rectangles that form the union.

Examples

This example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, an OnPaint event object. The code creates two RectangleF s and draws them to the screen in black and red. Notice that they have to be converted to Rectangle s for drawing purposes. Then the code creates a third RectangleF using the Union method, converts it to a Rectangle, and draws it to the screen in blue. Notice the third (blue) rectangle is the smallest possible rectangle that can contain both of the other two rectangles:

public:
   void RectangleFUnionExample( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create two rectangles and draw them to the screen.
      RectangleF firstRectangleF = RectangleF(0,0,75,50);
      RectangleF secondRectangleF = RectangleF(100,100,20,20);

      // Convert the RectangleF structures to Rectangle structures and draw them to the
      // screen.
      Rectangle firstRect = Rectangle::Truncate( firstRectangleF );
      Rectangle secondRect = Rectangle::Truncate( secondRectangleF );
      e->Graphics->DrawRectangle( Pens::Black, firstRect );
      e->Graphics->DrawRectangle( Pens::Red, secondRect );

      // Get the union rectangle.
      RectangleF unionRectangleF = RectangleF::Union( firstRectangleF, secondRectangleF );

      // Draw the unionRectangleF to the screen.
      Rectangle unionRect = Rectangle::Truncate( unionRectangleF );
      e->Graphics->DrawRectangle( Pens::Blue, unionRect );
   }
public void RectangleFUnionExample(PaintEventArgs e)
{
             
    // Create two rectangles and draw them to the screen.
    RectangleF firstRectangleF = new RectangleF(0, 0, 75, 50);
    RectangleF secondRectangleF = new RectangleF(100, 100, 20, 20);
             
    // Convert the RectangleF structures to Rectangle structures and draw them to the
             
    // screen.
    Rectangle firstRect = Rectangle.Truncate(firstRectangleF);
    Rectangle secondRect = Rectangle.Truncate(secondRectangleF);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, firstRect);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Red, secondRect);
             
    // Get the union rectangle.
    RectangleF unionRectangleF = RectangleF.Union(firstRectangleF,
        secondRectangleF);
             
    // Draw the unionRectangleF to the screen.
    Rectangle unionRect = Rectangle.Truncate(unionRectangleF);
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Blue, unionRect);
}
Public Sub RectangleFUnionExample(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create two rectangles and draw them to the screen.
    Dim firstRectangleF As New RectangleF(0, 0, 75, 50)
    Dim secondRectangleF As New RectangleF(100, 100, 20, 20)

    ' Convert the RectangleF structures to Rectangle structures and

    ' draw them to the screen.
    Dim firstRect As Rectangle = Rectangle.Truncate(firstRectangleF)
    Dim secondRect As Rectangle = Rectangle.Truncate(secondRectangleF)
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, firstRect)
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Red, secondRect)

    ' Get the union rectangle.
    Dim unionRectangleF As RectangleF = _
    RectangleF.Union(firstRectangleF, secondRectangleF)

    ' Draw the unionRectangleF to the screen.
    Dim unionRect As Rectangle = Rectangle.Truncate(unionRectangleF)
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Blue, unionRect)
End Sub

Remarks

When one of the two rectangles is empty, meaning all of its values are zero, the Union method returns a rectangle with a starting point of (0, 0), and the height and width of the non-empty rectangle. For example, if you have two rectangles A = (0, 0; 0, 0) and B = (1, 1; 2, 2), then the union of A and B is (0, 0; 2, 2).

Applies to