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Hello everyone...
I'm drawing a rectangle using the Rectangle Class, but I want to rotate this rectangle around its Pivot. It means it stays in its location, but is rotating - it will look like roolling.

How can I do it please?
Updated 4-Dec-17 19:03pm
OriginalGriff 6-Nov-10 12:38pm    
See revised answer.

See MSDN: Graphics.RotateTransform method[^]

Basically, to rotate a rectangle by 20 degrees clockwise in your paint event:
e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Red, new Rectangle(5, 5, 30, 40));

"thnx worked...but if i want to execute this in the Timer_tick event .for every second a rotation happened .. is that possible..and How please ?? Thanx anyway"

Firstly, don't draw in your timer event. Instead, handle the Paint event for a Panel or the Form, and draw there. Then in your timer event, change the angle to want top draw at (in a class level variable) and use the Invalidate method on the Panel or Form.
private float rotateAngle = 0.0F;
private void timer1_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
    rotateAngle += 5.0F;        // Step the draw angle on
    if (rotateAngle > 360.0F)
        rotateAngle = 0.0F;
I would prefer to use a panel as the drawing won't then go beneath any other controls, but it is up to you...
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chernobel 6-Nov-10 12:23pm    
thnx worked...but if i want to execute this in the Timer_tick event .for every second a rotation happened .. is that possible..and How please ?? Thanx anyway
chernobel 6-Nov-10 13:22pm    
it worked very good but with a problem that the rectangle is rotating around the top left corner..
i try the method RotatAt() rotate around the center of the rectangle.. but it didn't work...
so how can i solve it? please.
Don't forget to make TranslateTransform if you want to rotate around other then (0,0) point.

public partial class Form1 : Form
        Timer timer;
        int angle;
        public Form1()
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            this.Paint += new PaintEventHandler(Form1_Paint);
            angle = 0;
            timer = new Timer();
            timer.Tick += new EventHandler(timer_Tick);
            timer.Interval = 10;
        void Form1_Paint(object sender, PaintEventArgs e)
            Graphics g = this.CreateGraphics();
            //the central point of the rotation
            g.TranslateTransform(100, 100);
            //rotation procedure
            g.DrawRectangle(Pens.Red, new Rectangle(0, 0, 50, 30));
        void timer_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
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Member 10671056 8-Jun-14 13:24pm    
Neither solution seems to address the problem. The poster asked how to rotate a `Rectangle Class' NOT a GDI Rectangle. I have the same question: Is there a way to rotate a Rectangle Class (from Microsoft::VisualBasic::PowerPacks::RectangleShape) in the same manner as a GDI Graphics shape.
'use this matrix
mat = New Drawing2D.Matrix
mat.RotateAt(angle, New Point(x+ rect.Width / 2, y+ rect.Height / 2))
'y and x are points of drawing rectangle
Dim gr As Graphics= Me.CreateGraphics
gr.Transform = mat
gr.DrawRectangle(pen.color, x, y, rect.Width,rect.Height)
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Dave Kreskowiak 10-Sep-15 23:29pm    
Don't post answers to 5 year old questions. Your answer doesn't really add anything to the discussion at all.
Member 14959834 17-Feb-23 15:31pm    
it helped me almost 8 years from his solution and 13 years after question...

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