Try this code:
Dim g as Graphics g = frmMain.CreateGraphics() g.DrawLine(Pens.Black, new Point(0,0), new Point(frmMain.ClientRectangle.Width), frmMain.ClientRectangle.Height) g.Dispose()
This should draw a line from the upper left to the bottom right corner of your application, but only if it’s visible. If this code isn’t in the paint event, when something obscures your application and/or it repaints, this line will *not* be redrawn.
(from sburke_online@microsoft..nospam..com on microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms)
Another possible solution that has a design-time element is to use a label with height 1 and FixedSingle Border.
(suggested by Mark Lewis in microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms)