Chord function
The Chord function draws a chord (a region bounded by the intersection of an ellipse and a line segment, called a secant). The chord is outlined by using the current pen and filled by using the current brush.
Syntax
BOOL Chord( _In_ HDC hdc, _In_ int nLeftRect, _In_ int nTopRect, _In_ int nRightRect, _In_ int nBottomRect, _In_ int nXRadial1, _In_ int nYRadial1, _In_ int nXRadial2, _In_ int nYRadial2 );
Parameters
 hdc [in]

A handle to the device context in which the chord appears.
 nLeftRect [in]

The xcoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the upperleft corner of the bounding rectangle.
 nTopRect [in]

The ycoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the upperleft corner of the bounding rectangle.
 nRightRect [in]

The xcoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the lowerright corner of the bounding rectangle.
 nBottomRect [in]

The ycoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the lowerright corner of the bounding rectangle.
 nXRadial1 [in]

The xcoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the endpoint of the radial defining the beginning of the chord.
 nYRadial1 [in]

The ycoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the endpoint of the radial defining the beginning of the chord.
 nXRadial2 [in]

The xcoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the endpoint of the radial defining the end of the chord.
 nYRadial2 [in]

The ycoordinate, in logical coordinates, of the endpoint of the radial defining the end of the chord.
Return value
If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.
If the function fails, the return value is zero.
Remarks
The curve of the chord is defined by an ellipse that fits the specified bounding rectangle. The curve begins at the point where the ellipse intersects the first radial and extends counterclockwise to the point where the ellipse intersects the second radial. The chord is closed by drawing a line from the intersection of the first radial and the curve to the intersection of the second radial and the curve.
If the starting point and ending point of the curve are the same, a complete ellipse is drawn.
The current position is neither used nor updated by Chord.
Requirements
Minimum supported client 
Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only] 

Minimum supported server 
Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only] 
Header 

Library 

DLL 

See also