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/drawrect Command - mIRC
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The /drawrect command can be used to draw a rectangle in a picture window. Multiple rectangles can be drawn at once.


/drawrect [-ihnrfecd] <@win> <color> <size> <x y w h> [x y w h [...]]


  • -i - draws in inverse color mode. You can find the final color based on the two color by using $xor($xor(currentcolor,16777215),drawncolor). Drawing the same color gives white and may be used to create transparency effect.
  • -h - Highlights the windows icon if it is minimized.
  • -n - Prevents the display from being updated immediately.
  • -r - Indicates that the color is in RGB format.
  • -f - Draws a filled rectangle.
  • -e - Draws an ellipse instead of a rectangle.
  • -c - Draws a focus rectangle.
  • -d - Draws a rounded rectangle, using the format "/drawrect -d x y w h [w h]" where w and h are the width and height of the ellipse used to draw the corners.


  • <@win> - Name of the Picture Window to draw to.
  • <color> - A mIRC colour value from 0 to 15, or if the -r switch is used, an RGB value.
  • <size> - Thickness of the border in pixels.
  • <x y w h> - Co-ordinates for a rectangle in pixels, x and y are the top left corner.


;Draws a rectangle that is blue (colour 2) with border thickness of 7, at co-ordinates 15,10 with a width of 200 and height of 150.
/drawrect @window 2 7 15 10 200 150
;Same as above but the corners are drawn using a 5x5 ellipse.
/drawrect -d @window 2 7 15 10 200 150 5 5
;Draws a filled green rectangle using an RGB colour value.
/drawrect -fr @window 65280 1 5 5 20 20



See also[edit]

v · d · e mIRC commands list

A /abook, /action, /add, /ajinvite, /alias, /aline, /ame, /amsg, /anick, /aop, /auser, /auto, /autojoin, /avoice, /away

B /background, /ban, /bcopy, /beep, /bindip, /bread, /break, /breplace, /bset, /btrunc, /bunset, /bwrite

C /channel, /clear, /clearall, /clearial, /cline, /clipboard, /close, /closechats, /closedccs, /closefserves, /closemsg, /cnick, /color, /colour, /comclose, /comlist, /commands, /comopen, /comreg, /continue, /copy, /creq, /ctcp, /ctcpreply, /ctcps

D /dcc, /dccserver, /dde, /ddeserver, /debug, /dec, /describe, /dialog, /did, /didtok, /disable, /disconnect, /dlevel, /dline, /dll, /dns, /dqwindow, /drawcopy, /drawdot, /drawfill, /drawline, /drawpic, /drawrect, /drawreplace, /drawrot, /drawsave, /drawscroll, /drawsize /drawtext

E /ebeeps, /echo, /editbox, /else, /elseif, /emailaddr, /enable, /events, /exit

F /fclose, /filter, /findtext, /finger, /firewall, /flash, /flist, /flood, /flush, /flushini, /fnord, /font, /fopen, /fseek, /fsend, /fserve, /fullname, /fupdate, /fwrite

G /ghide, /gload, /gmove, /gopts, /goto, /gplay, /gpoint, /gqreq, /groups, /gshow, /gsize, /gstop, /gtalk, /gunload, /guser

H /hadd, /halt, /haltdef, /hdec, /hdel, /help, /hfree, /hinc, /hload, /hmake, /hotlink, /hop, /hsave

I /ial, /ialclear, /ialmark, /identd, /if, /ignore, /iline, /inc, /iuser

J /join

L /leave, /linesep, /links, /list, /load, /loadbuf, /localinfo, /log, /logview

M /maxdepth, /mdi, /me, /menubar, /mkdir, /mnick, /mode, /msg

N /noop, /notice, /notify

O /onotice, /omsg

P /pareline, /part, /partall, /pdcc, /perform, /play, /playctrl, /pop, /protect, /proxy, /pvoice

Q /qme, /qmsg, /query, /queryrn, /quit, /quote

R /raw, /registration, /reload, /remini, /remote, /remove, /rename, /renwin, /reseterror, /resetidle, /return, /returnex, /rlevel, /rline, /rmdir, /run, /ruser

S /save, /savebuf, /saveini, /say, /scid, /scon, /server, /set, /setlayer, /showmirc, /signal, /sline, /sockaccept, /sockclose, /socklist, /socklisten, /sockmark, /sockopen, /sockpause, /sockread, /sockrename, /sockudp, /sockwrite, /sound, /speak, /splay, /sreq, /strip, /switchbar

T /timer, /timestamp, /tip, /tips, /titlebar, /tnick, /tokenize, /toolbar, /tray, /treebar

U /ulist, /unload, /unset, /unsetall, /updatenl, /url, /username, /uwho

V /var, /vcadd, /vcmd, /vcrem, /vol


X /xyzzy