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GDI+ Programming in C# and VB.NET

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Publisher Comments:

GDI+ is a departure from graphics programming using the Windows GDI API. GDI+ both wraps the arcane API calls and extends them for much easier use. No longer do programmers have to make do with the familiar but very light VB6 drawing model, nor do they have to dig down into the GDI API to get any real work done. Microsoft has come up with a complete, but still extensible, set of classes to help with programmers drawing needs. GDI+ Programming in C# and VB .NET starts out with an explanation of GDI+ and how it relates to GDI. Nick Symmonds also includes a chapter on common ways to draw using VB6 and C++. The book then delves deep into the GDI+ namespaces and classes - basic drawing is discussed first, with later chapters going deeper into more complex drawing. Paths, gradients, alpha blends, matrix operations, and transformations are all explained in understandable detail. Later chapters discuss working with bitmaps and other images, drawing, and printing. The final two chapters are devoted to useful projects that tie up the subject matter of the previous chapters in real world examples. Throughout GDI+ Programming in C# and VB .NET the author not only explains the different namespaces and classes relating to GDI+, but he also takes time to talk about best practices concerning graphics programming. Woven throughout the book are numerous examples that tie together different aspects of programming in .NET, teaching programmers how to get the best possible speed and efficiency out of their code.

Book News Annotation:

This guide to GDI+ explains the different namespaces and classes relating to GDI+ and describes the connection between GDI+ and GDI. The book identifies the base practices in programming and details drawing techniques, including paths, gradients, alpha blends, matrix operations, and transformations. Numerous examples appear throughout the text, linking different aspects of programming in .NET. Symmonds is a software engineer.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Symmonds guide starts out with an explanation of GDI+ and how it relates to GDI, he then dives deep into the GDI+ namespaces and classes. The book begins with basic drawing in the early chapters and then explains in an understandable manner more complex drawing techniques, including paths, gradients, alpha blends, matrix operations, and transformations.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1. .NET Primer.- 2. GDI Explained.- 3. What you used to do.- 4. Vector graphics.- 5. More advanced drawing.- 6. Imaging.- 7. Text.- 8. Printing.- 9. GDI+ and Windows Forms.- 10. Graphical Compiler.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590590355
Author:
Symmonds, Nick
Publisher:
Apress
Location:
Berkeley, CA
Subject:
Programming Languages - C
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Programming Languages - Visual BASIC
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Microsoft.net framework
Subject:
Computer program language
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
C (computer program language)
Subject:
Computer Languages-C++
Edition Description:
New
Series:
Net Developer Series
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9.24x7.40x1.48 in. 2.76 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » C#
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Product details 624 pages Apress - English 9781590590355 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Symmonds guide starts out with an explanation of GDI+ and how it relates to GDI, he then dives deep into the GDI+ namespaces and classes. The book begins with basic drawing in the early chapters and then explains in an understandable manner more complex drawing techniques, including paths, gradients, alpha blends, matrix operations, and transformations.
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