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Scribble Sample: Visual C# MDI Drawing Application

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The Scribble sample shows how to develop a Windows Forms MDI application using Visual C# and the .NET Framework classes. Scribble is a small drawing application that lets you draw free-hand drawings using the mouse and save the images in a file.

Building and Running the Sample

To build and run this sample

  1. Open the solution Scribble.sln.
  2. From the Build menu, click Build Solution.
  3. From the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

When you run the sample, you get a drawing surface and the following menu items:

  • File menu for input and output operations.
  • Edit menu to cut, copy, and paste.
  • Pen menu to select the pen thickness.
  • View menu to show or hide the toolbar and the status bar.
  • Window menu to create, tile, or cascade windows.
  • Help menu to display the help topics and the About Scribble text box.

In addition to the menu options, the user interface includes a toolbar with buttons to duplicate the menu commands: New, Open, Save, Print Preview, Print, and Help.

Other Versions of Scribble

Scribble is also available as an MFC sample, as a Managed Extensions for C++ sample, and as Visual Basic sample:

Classes and Keywords

This sample demonstrates the following classes:

System.Windows.Forms; System.Collections.Arraylist; System.Drawing.Printing; System.Runtime.Serialization; System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary

This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

System.Windows.Forms.Form; System.Windows.Forms.Form.MDIParent; System.Windows.Forms.Form.MDIChildren; System.Windows.Forms.ImageList; System.Windows.Forms.HelpProvider; System.Windows.Forms.ToolBar; System.Windows.Forms.StatusBar; System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog; System.Windows.Forms.SaveFileDialog; System.Windows.Forms.Menu; System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem; System.Windows.Forms.PrintPreviewDialog; System.Windows.Forms.Help; System.Drawing.Printing; System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument; System.Drawing.Pen; System.Drawing.Graphics; System.Drawing.Graphics.DrawLine; System.Collections.ArrayList; System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary

See Also

Visual C# Samples | General Samples