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Pen.SetLineCap method

Applies to: desktop apps only

The Pen::SetLineCap method sets the cap styles for the start, end, and dashes in a line drawn with this pen.

Syntax

Status SetLineCap(
  [in]  LineCap startCap,
  [in]  LineCap endCap,
  [in]  DashCap dashCap
);

Parameters

startCap [in]

Type: LineCap

Element of the LineCap enumeration that specifies the start cap of a line.

endCap [in]

Type: LineCap

Element of the LineCap enumeration that specifies the end cap of a line.

dashCap [in]

Type: DashCap

Element of the DashCap enumeration that specifies the start and end caps of the dashes in a dashed line.

Return value

Type:

Type: Status

If the method succeeds, it returns Ok, which is an element of the Status enumeration.

If the method fails, it returns one of the other elements of the Status enumeration.

Examples

The following example creates a Pen object and sets the line caps. The code then sets the dash style for the pen and draws a line.


VOID Example_SetLineCap(HDC hdc)
{
   Graphics graphics(hdc);

   // Create a pen.
   Pen pen(Color(255, 0, 0, 255), 15);

   // Set line caps for the pen.
   pen.SetLineCap(LineCapArrowAnchor, LineCapTriangle, DashCapRound);

   // Set the dash style for the pen.
   pen.SetDashStyle(DashStyleDash);

   // Draw a line.
   graphics.DrawLine(&pen, 50, 50, 420, 200); 
}

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server

Product

GDI+ 1.0

Header

Gdipluspen.h (include Gdiplus.h)

Library

Gdiplus.lib

DLL

Gdiplus.dll

See also

Pen
Pen::GetEndCap
Pen::GetStartCap
LineCap
Pen::SetCustomEndCap
Pen::SetCustomStartCap
Pen::SetEndCap
Drawing a Line with Line Caps
Pens, Lines, and Rectangles

 

 

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