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GDI+ Pen Sample

This sample demonstrates several features of the Pen object.

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To run this sample

  • Press F5.

Several controls enable the user to select pen characteristics:

The user can also select among three transforms:

Once the Pen and transforms are configured, the user can select the figure to draw:

  • Lines   Lines are drawn using the DrawLine method.

  • Intersecting lines   Lines are drawn using the DrawLines method.

  • Circles and curves   Lines are drawn using the DrawEllipse and DrawArc methods.


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