Graphics::AddMetafileComment Method (array<Byte>^)


Adds a comment to the current Metafile.

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

void AddMetafileComment(
	array<unsigned char>^ data


Type: array<System::Byte>^

Array of bytes that contains the comment.

This method is valid only if this Graphics is associated with a Metafile.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler, as well as thisForm, the Form for the example. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a temporary Graphics for creating the metafile and gets an hdc, a handle to its device context.

  • Creates a new metafile using the hdc.

  • Creates a Graphics for display of the metafile from the Metafile.

  • Draws a rectangle to the metafile.

  • Adds a comment to the metafile.

  • Disposes the Graphics for the metafile-which closes the metafile.

  • Disposes the metafile.

  • Releases the temporary hdc.

  • Disposes the temporary Graphics.

  • Creates a second metafile from the previously created file.

  • Draws the metafile to the screen.

  • Disposes the metafile.

   [SecurityPermission(SecurityAction::Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag::UnmanagedCode)]            
   void AddMetafileCommentBytes( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Create temporary Graphics object for metafile
      //  creation and get handle to its device context.
      Graphics^ newGraphics = this->CreateGraphics();
      IntPtr hdc = newGraphics->GetHdc();

      // Create metafile object to record.
      Metafile^ metaFile1 = gcnew Metafile( "SampMeta.emf",hdc );

      // Create graphics object to record metaFile.
      Graphics^ metaGraphics = Graphics::FromImage( metaFile1 );

      // Draw rectangle in metaFile.
      metaGraphics->DrawRectangle( gcnew Pen( Color::Black,5.0f ), 0, 0, 100, 100 );

      // Create comment and add to metaFile.
      array<Byte>^metaComment = {(Byte)'T',(Byte)'e',(Byte)'s',(Byte)'t'};
      metaGraphics->AddMetafileComment( metaComment );

      // Dispose of graphics object.
      delete metaGraphics;

      // Dispose of metafile.
      delete metaFile1;

      // Release handle to temporary device context.
      newGraphics->ReleaseHdc( hdc );

      // Dispose of scratch graphics object.
      delete newGraphics;

      // Create existing metafile object to draw.
      Metafile^ metaFile2 = gcnew Metafile( "SampMeta.emf" );

      // Draw metaFile to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawImage( metaFile2, Point(0,0) );

      // Dispose of metafile.
      delete metaFile2;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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