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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