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Getting Started with Graphics Programming

This section shows how to get started using GDI+ in a Windows Forms application. The following topics show how to complete several GDI+ tasks such as drawing and filling shapes and text.

How to: Create Graphics Objects for Drawing

Shows how to create a Graphics object for drawing.

How to: Create a Pen

Shows how to create a pen.

How to: Set the Color of a Pen

Demonstrates how to set the color of a pen.

How to: Create a Solid Brush

Describes how to create a solid brush.

How to: Draw a Line on a Windows Form

Demonstrates how to draw a line.

How to: Draw an Outlined Shape

Describes how to draw a shape.

How to: Draw a Filled Rectangle on a Windows Form

Explains how to draw a rectangle.

How to: Draw a Filled Ellipse on a Windows Form

Shows how to draw a filled ellipse.

How to: Draw Text on a Windows Form

Describes how to draw text.

How to: Draw Vertical Text on a Windows Form

Shows how to draw vertical text.

How to: Render Images with GDI+

Demonstrates how to draw images.

How to: Create a Shaped Windows Form

Explains how to change the shape of a form.

How to: Copy Pixels for Reducing Flicker in Windows Forms

Explains how to copy pixels from one area to another.

System.Drawing

Describes this namespace and has links to all its members.

System.Windows.Forms

Describes this namespace and has links to all of its members.

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