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Coordinate Systems and Transformations

GDI+ provides a world transformation and a page transformation so that you can transform (rotate, scale, translate, and so on) the items you draw. The two transformations also allow you to work in a variety of coordinate systems.

In This Section

Types of Coordinate Systems

Introduces coordinates systems and transformations.

Matrix Representation of Transformations

Discusses using matrices for coordinate transformations.

Global and Local Transformations

Discusses global and local transformations.



Encapsulates a 3-by-3 affine matrix that represents a geometric transform.

Related Sections


Provides a list of topics that provide more information about how to use matrix transformations.

About GDI+ Managed Code

Contains a list of topics describing the graphics constructs you can use in the .NET Framework.