# Restricting the Drawing Surface in GDI+

Clipping involves restricting drawing to a certain rectangle or region. The following illustration shows the string "Hello" clipped to a heart-shaped region.

## Clipping with Regions

Regions can be constructed from paths, and paths can contain the outlines of strings, so you can use outlined text for clipping. The following illustration shows a set of concentric ellipses clipped to the interior of a string of text.

To draw with clipping, create a Graphics object, set its Clip property, and then call the drawing methods of that same Graphics object:

myGraphics.Clip = myRegion;
myGraphics.DrawLine(myPen, 0, 0, 200, 200);

myGraphics.Clip = myRegion
myGraphics.DrawLine(myPen, 0, 0, 200, 200)