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IBackground Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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IBackground Interface

Provides access to members that control frame backgrounds.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


Name Description
Method Draw Draws the background into the given display object.
Read/write property Gap Gap between the frame background and the subject in points.
Method GetGeometry Geometry used to draw the frame background.
Read/write property Name Name of the frame background.
Method QueryBounds Bounding rectangle of the geometry including area covered by the border.

Classes that implement IBackground

Classes Description
SymbolBackground Background drawn using a symbol.


The SymbolBackground object is used to draw the background of frame elements.

IBackground is used to manage backgrounds properties such as the Gap between the background and the frame. The Name property defines the name of the Symbolbackground as listed in the background selector. GetGeometry will return the geometry of the border. The QueryBounds and Draw methods are equivalent to the similar methods of IElement.

See ISymbolBackground for additional control of the background.

See also IFrameDecoration.