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how can i draw a circle in c# windows form( half colored and half not)
i know how draw circle but i cant color it
i hope you understand me
and this how i draw circle
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WindowsApplication1
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        private void Form1_Paint(object sender, PaintEventArgs e)
            e.Graphics.DrawEllipse(Pens.Red, 50, 50, 100, 100);

is that right or not
Mehdi Gholam 1-Nov-11 7:06am    
Have you tested it?

If you want it half 'coloured' (you mean filled in right?) and half not, it's not a circle. It's two arcs. Use Graphics.DrawArc[^] and FillPie.

(Edit: Whose idea was it to call the Fill and Draw items different things ...)
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rawa1990 1-Nov-11 8:36am    
thanks for the idea
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 11-Dec-11 19:16pm    
Agree, my 5.
I added some detail and credited this correct answer in my solution.
Bob's answer is correct. See some more important details below:

All you need is System.Drawing.Graphics.FillPie(Brush, Rectangle) before of DrawEllipse, see[^].

If you want to allocate a brush, don't dispose it manually as UJimbo advised. That code is wrong because it will leak memory/resources in the case of exceptions. The right approach is using using statement:

Rectangle ellipseBounds = new Rectangle(50, 50, 100, 100); //like in your code sample
using (Brush brush = new SolidBrush(/* some parameters */)) {
    e.Graphics.FillPie(brush, ellipseBounds, 0, 180); //for example, do it before drawing lines.
    e.Graphics.DrawEllipse(Color.Red, ellipseBounds);
} //brush.Dispose will be automatically called here, even if exception is thrown

Same thing about allocation of pens, etc.

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You can thank BobJanova for that, DrawArc was a good hint.

System.Drawing.SolidBrush brush0 = new System.Drawing.SolidBrush(System.Drawing.Color.Black);
System.Drawing.SolidBrush brush1 = new System.Drawing.SolidBrush(System.Drawing.Color.Red);
System.Drawing.SolidBrush brush2 = new System.Drawing.SolidBrush(System.Drawing.Color.Blue);

System.Drawing.Pen thePen = new System.Drawing.Pen(brush0);
System.Drawing.Graphics formGraphics = this.CreateGraphics();

formGraphics.DrawArc(thePen, new System.Drawing.Rectangle(150, 50, 100, 100), 0, 180);
formGraphics.DrawArc(thePen, new System.Drawing.Rectangle(150, 50, 100, 100), 180, 360);
formGraphics.FillPie(brush1, new System.Drawing.Rectangle(150, 50, 100, 100), 0, 180);
formGraphics.FillPie(brush2, new System.Drawing.Rectangle(150, 50, 100, 100), 180, 180);

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rawa1990 1-Nov-11 8:36am    
thank you
UJimbo 1-Nov-11 8:38am    
You are welcome

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