Forcing a Paint Event with a menu selection

I'm trying to to use a Main Menu selection to draw some graphics on a tab page within the same form. I'm not sure how to do there a way to force a Paint Event when the menu item is selcted? This is the code I have so far.


void draw100MCF(System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventArgs *  e)

private: System::Void mcfLimitMenu_Click(System::Object *  sender, System::EventArgs *  e)
      draw100MCF(e);  //this is the function that draws on the TabPage. This doesn't work
                                          //since this "e" isn't the "PaintEventArgs e" that the function is expecting

private: System::Void tabPage1_Paint(System::Object *  sender, System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventArgs *  e)
       if (this->mcfLimitMenu->Checked == true)


void OutputBox::draw100MCF(System::Windows::Forms::PaintEventArgs *  e)
      Graphics* pg = e->Graphics;
      Pen* pen1 = new Pen(Color::Black, 3.0);


Is there a way to have the "mcfLimitMenu_Click" do nothing more than force a "tabPage1 Paint Event" to be fired?
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