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GraphicsCache.GetGradientBrush(Rectangle, Color, Color, LinearGradientMode, Int32) Method

Returns a linear gradient brush with the specified settings.

Namespace:DevExpress.Utils.Drawing
Assembly:DevExpress.Utils.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Parameters

rect
Type: Rectangle
A System.Drawing.Rectangle structure that specifies the endpoints of the linear gradient. The starting point is the upper-left corner of the rectangle, and the endpoint is the upper-right corner of the rectangle.
startColor
Type: Color
A System.Drawing.Color object that represents the starting color for the gradient.
endColor
Type: Color
A System.Drawing.Color object that represents the ending color for the gradient.
mode
Type: LinearGradientMode
A System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientMode enumeration value specifying the gradient's orientation.
blendCount
Type: Int32
An integer value specifying the number of blend patterns for the brush.

Return value

Type: Brush
A System.Drawing.Brush descendant representing the requested linear gradient brush (typically a System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientBrush object).

Expanded Remarks

When the GetGradientBrush method is called, it checks whether the requested brush is already contained in an internal hash table of linear gradient brushes, if so the brush found is returned. Otherwise a new brush with the specified parameters is created and added to an internal hash table, initially the hash table is empty. This gives you the ability to quickly access recently used linear gradient brushes.

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