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ISymbolBackground Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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ISymbolBackground Interface

Provides access to members that control the SymbolBackground object.

Product Availability

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


Name Description
Read/write property CornerRounding Amount of corner rounding. 0 = fully square. 100 = fully round.
Method Draw Draws the background into the given display object.
Read/write property FillSymbol Symbol used to draw the background.
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.

Inherited Interfaces

Interfaces Description
IBackground Provides access to members that control frame backgrounds.

Classes that implement ISymbolBackground

Classes Description
SymbolBackground Background drawn using a symbol.


The ISymbolBackground interfaces is provided to set the symbol used by frame decorations to draw the background of frame elements. See also IFrameDecoration.

ISymbolBackground inherits from IBackground and gives you control over the FillSymbol used to draw the bbackground and the amount of CornerRounding of the background. The default value for CornerRounding is 0 which gives a square background. A value of 100 gives a round background.

Backgrounds, borders and shadows of frame elements are managed in ArcMap on the Frame tab in the Properties of frame elements.