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Graphics Overview (Windows Forms)

GDI+ is a Graphics Device Interface that enables programmers to write device-independent applications. The services of GDI+ are exposed through a set of managed classes.

In This Section

Overview of Graphics

Provides a general introduction to GDI+.

Three Categories of Graphics Services

Describes the three categories that make up programming with GDI+.

Structure of the Graphics Interface

Describes the managed class interface of GDI+.

Reference

System.Drawing

Provides access to GDI+ basic graphics functionality.

System.Drawing.Drawing2D

Provides advanced two-dimensional and vector graphics functionality.

System.Drawing.Imaging

Provides advanced GDI+ imaging functionality.

System.Drawing.Text

Provides advanced GDI+ typography functionality.

System.Drawing.Printing

Provides print-related services.

TextRenderer

Provides GDI text drawing and measuring functionality.

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