Shape.Hide Method

Conceals a line or shape control from the user.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Sub Hide
'Usage
Dim instance As Shape

instance.Hide()
public void Hide()
public:
void Hide()
public function Hide()

Remarks

Hiding the control is equivalent to setting the Visible property to false. After the Hide method is called, the Visible property returns a value of false until the Show method is called or until Visible is set to true.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the Hide and Show methods to switch between two shapes at run time. This example requires that you have a RectangleShape control named RectangleShape1 and an OvalShape control named OvalShape1 on a form. For best results, make both controls the same size and position one on top of the other.

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
 ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    ' Hide the oval.
    OvalShape1.Hide()
End Sub 

Private Sub Shapes_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
  ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles _
  RectangleShape1.Click, OvalShape1.Click
    If OvalShape1.Visible = True Then 
        ' Hide the oval.
        OvalShape1.Hide()
        ' Show the rectangle.
        RectangleShape1.Show()
    Else 
        ' Hide the rectangle.
        RectangleShape1.Hide()
        ' Show the oval.
        OvalShape1.Show()
    End If 
End Sub
private void Form1_Load(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Hide the oval.
    ovalShape1.Hide();
}

private void Shapes_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    if (ovalShape1.Visible == true)
    // Hide the oval.
    {
        ovalShape1.Hide();
        // Show the rectangle.
        rectangleShape1.Show();
    }
    else
    {
        // Hide the rectangle.
        rectangleShape1.Hide();
        // Show the oval.
        ovalShape1.Show();
    }
}

.NET Framework Security

See Also

Reference

Shape Class

Shape Members

Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Draw Lines with the LineShape Control (Visual Studio)

How to: Draw Shapes with the OvalShape and RectangleShape Controls (Visual Studio)

Introduction to the Line and Shape Controls (Visual Studio)