Graphics.DrawCurve Graphics.DrawCurve Graphics.DrawCurve Method

Definition

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of Point structures.

Overloads

DrawCurve(Pen, Point[]) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[]) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[])

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of Point structures.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[]) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[]) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[])

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures.

DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of Point structures using a specified tension.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures using a specified tension.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures. The drawing begins offset from the beginning of the array.

DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Int32, Int32, Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of Point structures using a specified tension.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32, Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures using a specified tension. The drawing begins offset from the beginning of the array.

DrawCurve(Pen, Point[]) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[]) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[])

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of Point structures.

public:
 void DrawCurve(System::Drawing::Pen ^ pen, cli::array <System::Drawing::Point> ^ points);
public void DrawCurve (System.Drawing.Pen pen, System.Drawing.Point[] points);
member this.DrawCurve : System.Drawing.Pen * System.Drawing.Point[] -> unit
Parameters
pen
Pen Pen Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and height of the curve.

points
Point[]

Array of Point structures that define the spline.

Exceptions

Examples

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

  • Creates red and green pens.

  • Creates seven points to define a curve.

  • Draws six red straight lines between the seven points to form an incomplete polygon.

  • Draws an open green curve through the seven points.

The method uses a default tension of 0.5.

private:
   void DrawCurvePoint( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create pens.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,3.0f );
      Pen^ greenPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Green,3.0f );

      // Create points that define curve.
      Point point1 = Point(50,50);
      Point point2 = Point(100,25);
      Point point3 = Point(200,5);
      Point point4 = Point(250,50);
      Point point5 = Point(300,100);
      Point point6 = Point(350,200);
      Point point7 = Point(250,250);
      array<Point>^ curvePoints = {point1,point2,point3,point4,point5,point6,point7};

      // Draw lines between original points to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawLines( redPen, curvePoints );

      // Draw curve to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawCurve( greenPen, curvePoints );
   }
private void DrawCurvePoint(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create pens.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 3);
    Pen greenPen = new Pen(Color.Green, 3);

    // Create points that define curve.
    Point point1 = new Point(50, 50);
    Point point2 = new Point(100, 25);
    Point point3 = new Point(200, 5);
    Point point4 = new Point(250, 50);
    Point point5 = new Point(300, 100);
    Point point6 = new Point(350, 200);
    Point point7 = new Point(250, 250);
    Point[] curvePoints = {point1, point2, point3, point4, point5, point6, point7};

    // Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints);

    // Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints);
}
Private Sub DrawCurvePoint(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pens.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Color.Red, 3)
    Dim greenPen As New Pen(Color.Green, 3)

    ' Create points that define curve.
    Dim point1 As New Point(50, 50)
    Dim point2 As New Point(100, 25)
    Dim point3 As New Point(200, 5)
    Dim point4 As New Point(250, 50)
    Dim point5 As New Point(300, 100)
    Dim point6 As New Point(350, 200)
    Dim point7 As New Point(250, 250)
    Dim curvePoints As Point() = {point1, point2, point3, point4, _
    point5, point6, point7}

    ' Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints)

    ' Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints)
End Sub

Remarks

This method draws a cardinal spline that passes through each point in the array.

The array of points must contain at least three Point structures for a curve to be drawn.

This method uses a default tension of 0.5.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[]) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[]) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[])

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures.

public:
 void DrawCurve(System::Drawing::Pen ^ pen, cli::array <System::Drawing::PointF> ^ points);
public void DrawCurve (System.Drawing.Pen pen, System.Drawing.PointF[] points);
member this.DrawCurve : System.Drawing.Pen * System.Drawing.PointF[] -> unit
Parameters
pen
Pen Pen Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the curve.

points
PointF[]

Array of PointF structures that define the spline.

Exceptions

Examples

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

  • Creates red and green pens.

  • Creates seven points to define a curve.

  • Draws six red straight lines between the seven points to form an incomplete polygon.

  • Draws an open green curve through the seven points.

The method uses a default tension of 0.5.

private:
   void DrawCurvePointF( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create pens.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,3.0f );
      Pen^ greenPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Green,3.0f );

      // Create points that define curve.
      PointF point1 = PointF(50.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point2 = PointF(100.0F,25.0F);
      PointF point3 = PointF(200.0F,5.0F);
      PointF point4 = PointF(250.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point5 = PointF(300.0F,100.0F);
      PointF point6 = PointF(350.0F,200.0F);
      PointF point7 = PointF(250.0F,250.0F);
      array<PointF>^ curvePoints = {point1,point2,point3,point4,point5,point6,point7};

      // Draw lines between original points to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawLines( redPen, curvePoints );

      // Draw curve to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawCurve( greenPen, curvePoints );
   }
private void DrawCurvePointF(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create pens.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 3);
    Pen greenPen = new Pen(Color.Green, 3);

    // Create points that define curve.
    PointF point1 = new PointF(50.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point2 = new PointF(100.0F, 25.0F);
    PointF point3 = new PointF(200.0F, 5.0F);
    PointF point4 = new PointF(250.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point5 = new PointF(300.0F, 100.0F);
    PointF point6 = new PointF(350.0F, 200.0F);
    PointF point7 = new PointF(250.0F, 250.0F);
    PointF[] curvePoints = {point1, point2, point3, point4, point5, point6, point7};

    // Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints);

    // Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints);
}
Private Sub DrawCurvePointF(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pens.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Color.Red, 3)
    Dim greenPen As New Pen(Color.Green, 3)

    ' Create points that define curve.
    Dim point1 As New PointF(50.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point2 As New PointF(100.0F, 25.0F)
    Dim point3 As New PointF(200.0F, 5.0F)
    Dim point4 As New PointF(250.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point5 As New PointF(300.0F, 100.0F)
    Dim point6 As New PointF(350.0F, 200.0F)
    Dim point7 As New PointF(250.0F, 250.0F)
    Dim curvePoints As PointF() = {point1, point2, point3, point4, _
    point5, point6, point7}

    ' Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints)

    ' Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints)
End Sub

Remarks

This method draws a cardinal spline that passes through each point in the array.

The array of points must contain at least three PointF structures for a curve to be drawn.

This method uses a default tension of 0.5.

DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of Point structures using a specified tension.

public:
 void DrawCurve(System::Drawing::Pen ^ pen, cli::array <System::Drawing::Point> ^ points, float tension);
public void DrawCurve (System.Drawing.Pen pen, System.Drawing.Point[] points, float tension);
member this.DrawCurve : System.Drawing.Pen * System.Drawing.Point[] * single -> unit
Parameters
pen
Pen Pen Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the curve.

points
Point[]

Array of Point structures that define the spline.

tension
Single Single Single

Value greater than or equal to 0.0F that specifies the tension of the curve.

Exceptions

Examples

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

  • Creates red and green pens.

  • Creates seven points to define the curve.

  • Draws six red straight lines between the seven points to form an incomplete polygon.

  • Creates a tension setting.

  • Draws an open green closed curve through the seven points.

The method uses a tension of 1.0.

private:
   void DrawCurvePointTension( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {

      // Create pens.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,3.0f );
      Pen^ greenPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Green,3.0f );

      // Create points that define curve.
      Point point1 = Point(50,50);
      Point point2 = Point(100,25);
      Point point3 = Point(200,5);
      Point point4 = Point(250,50);
      Point point5 = Point(300,100);
      Point point6 = Point(350,200);
      Point point7 = Point(250,250);
      array<Point>^ curvePoints = {point1,point2,point3,point4,point5,point6,point7};

      // Draw lines between original points to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawLines( redPen, curvePoints );

      // Create tension.
      float tension = 1.0F;

      // Draw curve to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawCurve( greenPen, curvePoints, tension );
   }
private void DrawCurvePointTension(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create pens.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 3);
    Pen greenPen = new Pen(Color.Green, 3);

    // Create points that define curve.
    Point point1 = new Point(50, 50);
    Point point2 = new Point(100, 25);
    Point point3 = new Point(200, 5);
    Point point4 = new Point(250, 50);
    Point point5 = new Point(300, 100);
    Point point6 = new Point(350, 200);
    Point point7 = new Point(250, 250);
    Point[] curvePoints = {point1, point2, point3, point4, point5, point6, point7};

    // Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints);

    // Create tension.
    float tension = 1.0F;

    // Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, tension);
}
Private Sub DrawCurvePointTension(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pens.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Color.Red, 3)
    Dim greenPen As New Pen(Color.Green, 3)

    ' Create points that define curve.
    Dim point1 As New Point(50, 50)
    Dim point2 As New Point(100, 25)
    Dim point3 As New Point(200, 5)
    Dim point4 As New Point(250, 50)
    Dim point5 As New Point(300, 100)
    Dim point6 As New Point(350, 200)
    Dim point7 As New Point(250, 250)
    Dim curvePoints As Point() = {point1, point2, point3, point4, _
    point5, point6, point7}

    ' Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints)

    ' Create tension.
    Dim tension As Single = 1.0F

    ' Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, tension)
End Sub

Remarks

This method draws a cardinal spline that passes through each point in the array.

The array of points must contain at least three Point structures for a curve to be drawn.

The tension parameter determines the shape of the spline. If the value of the tension parameter is 0.0F, this method draws straight line segments to connect the points. Usually, the tension parameter is less than or equal to 1.0F. Values over 1.0F produce unusual results.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures using a specified tension.

public:
 void DrawCurve(System::Drawing::Pen ^ pen, cli::array <System::Drawing::PointF> ^ points, float tension);
public void DrawCurve (System.Drawing.Pen pen, System.Drawing.PointF[] points, float tension);
member this.DrawCurve : System.Drawing.Pen * System.Drawing.PointF[] * single -> unit
Parameters
pen
Pen Pen Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the curve.

points
PointF[]

Array of PointF structures that represent the points that define the curve.

tension
Single Single Single

Value greater than or equal to 0.0F that specifies the tension of the curve.

Exceptions

Examples

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

  • Creates red and green pens.

  • Creates seven points to define the curve.

  • Draws six red straight lines between the seven points to form an incomplete polygon.

  • Creates a tension setting.

  • Draws an open green closed curve through the seven points.

The method uses a tension of 1.0.

private:
   void DrawCurvePointFTension( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create pens.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,3.0f );
      Pen^ greenPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Green,3.0f );

      // Create points that define curve.
      PointF point1 = PointF(50.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point2 = PointF(100.0F,25.0F);
      PointF point3 = PointF(200.0F,5.0F);
      PointF point4 = PointF(250.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point5 = PointF(300.0F,100.0F);
      PointF point6 = PointF(350.0F,200.0F);
      PointF point7 = PointF(250.0F,250.0F);
      array<PointF>^ curvePoints = {point1,point2,point3,point4,point5,point6,point7};

      // Draw lines between original points to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawLines( redPen, curvePoints );

      // Create tension.
      float tension = 1.0F;

      // Draw curve to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawCurve( greenPen, curvePoints, tension );
   }
private void DrawCurvePointFTension(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create pens.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 3);
    Pen greenPen = new Pen(Color.Green, 3);

    // Create points that define curve.
    PointF point1 = new PointF(50.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point2 = new PointF(100.0F, 25.0F);
    PointF point3 = new PointF(200.0F, 5.0F);
    PointF point4 = new PointF(250.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point5 = new PointF(300.0F, 100.0F);
    PointF point6 = new PointF(350.0F, 200.0F);
    PointF point7 = new PointF(250.0F, 250.0F);
    PointF[] curvePoints = {point1, point2, point3, point4, point5, point6, point7};

    // Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints);

    // Create tension.
    float tension = 1.0F;

    // Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, tension);
}
Private Sub DrawCurvePointFTension(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pens.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Color.Red, 3)
    Dim greenPen As New Pen(Color.Green, 3)

    ' Create points that define curve.
    Dim point1 As New PointF(50.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point2 As New PointF(100.0F, 25.0F)
    Dim point3 As New PointF(200.0F, 5.0F)
    Dim point4 As New PointF(250.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point5 As New PointF(300.0F, 100.0F)
    Dim point6 As New PointF(350.0F, 200.0F)
    Dim point7 As New PointF(250.0F, 250.0F)
    Dim curvePoints As PointF() = {point1, point2, point3, point4, _
    point5, point6, point7}

    ' Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints)

    ' Create tension.
    Dim tension As Single = 1.0F

    ' Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, tension)
End Sub

Remarks

This method draws a cardinal spline that passes through each point in the array.

The array of points must contain at least three PointF structures for a curve to be drawn.

The tension parameter determines the shape of the spline. If the value of the tension parameter is 0.0F, this method draws straight line segments to connect the points. Usually, the tension parameter is less than or equal to 1.0F. Values over 1.0F produce unusual results.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures. The drawing begins offset from the beginning of the array.

public:
 void DrawCurve(System::Drawing::Pen ^ pen, cli::array <System::Drawing::PointF> ^ points, int offset, int numberOfSegments);
[System.Runtime.TargetedPatchingOptOut("Performance critical to inline this type of method across NGen image boundaries")]
public void DrawCurve (System.Drawing.Pen pen, System.Drawing.PointF[] points, int offset, int numberOfSegments);
member this.DrawCurve : System.Drawing.Pen * System.Drawing.PointF[] * int * int -> unit
Parameters
pen
Pen Pen Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the curve.

points
PointF[]

Array of PointF structures that define the spline.

offset
Int32 Int32 Int32

Offset from the first element in the array of the points parameter to the starting point in the curve.

numberOfSegments
Int32 Int32 Int32

Number of segments after the starting point to include in the curve.

Exceptions

Examples

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

  • Creates red and green pens.

  • Creates seven points to define a curve.

  • Draws six red straight lines between the seven points to form an incomplete polygon.

  • Defines the starting point offset and number of segments.

  • Draws an open green curve (starting at the third point) through the last five points.

The method uses a default tension of 0.5.

private:
   void DrawCurvePointFSegments( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create pens.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,3.0f );
      Pen^ greenPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Green,3.0f );

      // Create points that define curve.
      PointF point1 = PointF(50.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point2 = PointF(100.0F,25.0F);
      PointF point3 = PointF(200.0F,5.0F);
      PointF point4 = PointF(250.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point5 = PointF(300.0F,100.0F);
      PointF point6 = PointF(350.0F,200.0F);
      PointF point7 = PointF(250.0F,250.0F);
      array<PointF>^ curvePoints = {point1,point2,point3,point4,point5,point6,point7};

      // Draw lines between original points to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawLines( redPen, curvePoints );

      // Create offset and number of segments.
      int offset = 2;
      int numSegments = 4;

      // Draw curve to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawCurve( greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments );
   }
private void DrawCurvePointFSegments(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create pens.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 3);
    Pen greenPen = new Pen(Color.Green, 3);

    // Create points that define curve.
    PointF point1 = new PointF(50.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point2 = new PointF(100.0F, 25.0F);
    PointF point3 = new PointF(200.0F, 5.0F);
    PointF point4 = new PointF(250.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point5 = new PointF(300.0F, 100.0F);
    PointF point6 = new PointF(350.0F, 200.0F);
    PointF point7 = new PointF(250.0F, 250.0F);
    PointF[] curvePoints = {point1, point2, point3, point4, point5, point6, point7};

    // Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints);

    // Create offset and number of segments.
    int offset = 2;
    int numSegments = 4;

    // Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments);
}
Private Sub DrawCurvePointFSegments(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pens.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Color.Red, 3)
    Dim greenPen As New Pen(Color.Green, 3)

    ' Create points that define curve.
    Dim point1 As New PointF(50.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point2 As New PointF(100.0F, 25.0F)
    Dim point3 As New PointF(200.0F, 5.0F)
    Dim point4 As New PointF(250.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point5 As New PointF(300.0F, 100.0F)
    Dim point6 As New PointF(350.0F, 200.0F)
    Dim point7 As New PointF(250.0F, 250.0F)
    Dim curvePoints As PointF() = {point1, point2, point3, point4, _
    point5, point6, point7}

    ' Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints)

    ' Create offset and number of segments.
    Dim offset As Integer = 2
    Dim numSegments As Integer = 4

    ' Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments)
End Sub

Remarks

This method draws a cardinal spline that passes through each point in the array.

The array of points must contain at least three PointF structures for a curve to be drawn.

The value of the offset parameter specifies the number of elements to skip in the array. The first element after the skipped elements represents the starting point of the curve.

The value of the numberOfSegments parameter specifies the number of segments, after the starting point, to draw in the curve. The value of the numberOfSegments parameter must be at least 1. The value of the offset parameter plus the value of the numberOfSegments parameter must be less than the number of elements in the array of the points parameter.

This method uses a default tension of 0.5.

DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, Point[], Int32, Int32, Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of Point structures using a specified tension.

public:
 void DrawCurve(System::Drawing::Pen ^ pen, cli::array <System::Drawing::Point> ^ points, int offset, int numberOfSegments, float tension);
public void DrawCurve (System.Drawing.Pen pen, System.Drawing.Point[] points, int offset, int numberOfSegments, float tension);
member this.DrawCurve : System.Drawing.Pen * System.Drawing.Point[] * int * int * single -> unit
Parameters
pen
Pen Pen Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the curve.

points
Point[]

Array of Point structures that define the spline.

offset
Int32 Int32 Int32

Offset from the first element in the array of the points parameter to the starting point in the curve.

numberOfSegments
Int32 Int32 Int32

Number of segments after the starting point to include in the curve.

tension
Single Single Single

Value greater than or equal to 0.0F that specifies the tension of the curve.

Exceptions

Examples

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

  • Creates red and green pens.

  • Creates seven points to define a curve.

  • Draws six red straight lines between the seven points to form an incomplete polygon.

  • Defines the starting point offset and number of segments.

  • Defines the tension.

  • Draws an open green curve (starting at the third point) through the last five points.

The method sets the tension to 1.0.

private:
   void DrawCurvePointSegmentTension( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create pens.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,3.0f );
      Pen^ greenPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Green,3.0f );

      // Create points that define curve.
      Point point1 = Point(50,50);
      Point point2 = Point(100,25);
      Point point3 = Point(200,5);
      Point point4 = Point(250,50);
      Point point5 = Point(300,100);
      Point point6 = Point(350,200);
      Point point7 = Point(250,250);
      array<Point>^ curvePoints = {point1,point2,point3,point4,point5,point6,point7};

      // Draw lines between original points to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawLines( redPen, curvePoints );

      // Create offset, number of segments, and tension.
      int offset = 2;
      int numSegments = 4;
      float tension = 1.0F;

      // Draw curve to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawCurve( greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments, tension );
   }
private void DrawCurvePointSegmentTension(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create pens.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 3);
    Pen greenPen = new Pen(Color.Green, 3);

    // Create points that define curve.
    Point point1 = new Point(50, 50);
    Point point2 = new Point(100, 25);
    Point point3 = new Point(200, 5);
    Point point4 = new Point(250, 50);
    Point point5 = new Point(300, 100);
    Point point6 = new Point(350, 200);
    Point point7 = new Point(250, 250);
    Point[] curvePoints = {point1, point2, point3, point4, point5, point6, point7};

    // Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints);

    // Create offset, number of segments, and tension.
    int offset = 2;
    int numSegments = 4;
    float tension = 1.0F;

    // Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments, tension);
}
Private Sub DrawCurvePointSegmentTension(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pens.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Color.Red, 3)
    Dim greenPen As New Pen(Color.Green, 3)

    ' Create points that define curve.
    Dim point1 As New Point(50, 50)
    Dim point2 As New Point(100, 25)
    Dim point3 As New Point(200, 5)
    Dim point4 As New Point(250, 50)
    Dim point5 As New Point(300, 100)
    Dim point6 As New Point(350, 200)
    Dim point7 As New Point(250, 250)
    Dim curvePoints As Point() = {point1, point2, point3, point4, _
    point5, point6, point7}

    ' Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints)

    ' Create offset, number of segments, and tension.
    Dim offset As Integer = 2
    Dim numSegments As Integer = 4
    Dim tension As Single = 1.0F

    ' Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments, _
    tension)
End Sub

Remarks

This method draws a cardinal spline that passes through each point in the array.

The array of points must contain at least three Point structures for a curve to be drawn.

The value of the offset parameter specifies the number of elements to skip in the array. The first element after the skipped elements represents the starting point of the curve.

The value of the numberOfSegments parameter specifies the number of segments, after the starting point, to draw in the curve. The value of the numberOfSegments parameter must be at least 1. The value of the offset parameter plus the value of the numberOfSegments parameter must be less than the number of elements in the array of the points parameter.

The tension parameter determines the shape of the spline. If the value of the tension parameter is 0.0F, this method draws straight line segments to connect the points. Usually, the tension parameter is less than or equal to 1.0F. Values over 1.0F produce unusual results.

DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32, Single) DrawCurve(Pen, PointF[], Int32, Int32, Single)

Draws a cardinal spline through a specified array of PointF structures using a specified tension. The drawing begins offset from the beginning of the array.

public:
 void DrawCurve(System::Drawing::Pen ^ pen, cli::array <System::Drawing::PointF> ^ points, int offset, int numberOfSegments, float tension);
public void DrawCurve (System.Drawing.Pen pen, System.Drawing.PointF[] points, int offset, int numberOfSegments, float tension);
member this.DrawCurve : System.Drawing.Pen * System.Drawing.PointF[] * int * int * single -> unit
Parameters
pen
Pen Pen Pen

Pen that determines the color, width, and style of the curve.

points
PointF[]

Array of PointF structures that define the spline.

offset
Int32 Int32 Int32

Offset from the first element in the array of the points parameter to the starting point in the curve.

numberOfSegments
Int32 Int32 Int32

Number of segments after the starting point to include in the curve.

tension
Single Single Single

Value greater than or equal to 0.0F that specifies the tension of the curve.

Exceptions

Examples

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

  • Creates red and green pens.

  • Creates seven points to define a curve.

  • Draws six red straight lines between the seven points to form an incomplete polygon.

  • Defines the starting point offset and number of segments.

  • Defines the tension.

  • Draws an open green curve (starting at the third point) through the last five points.

The method sets the tension to 1.0.

private:
   void DrawCurvePointFSegmentTension( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create pens.
      Pen^ redPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Red,3.0f );
      Pen^ greenPen = gcnew Pen( Color::Green,3.0f );

      // Create points that define curve.
      PointF point1 = PointF(50.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point2 = PointF(100.0F,25.0F);
      PointF point3 = PointF(200.0F,5.0F);
      PointF point4 = PointF(250.0F,50.0F);
      PointF point5 = PointF(300.0F,100.0F);
      PointF point6 = PointF(350.0F,200.0F);
      PointF point7 = PointF(250.0F,250.0F);
      array<PointF>^ curvePoints = {point1,point2,point3,point4,point5,point6,point7};

      // Draw lines between original points to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawLines( redPen, curvePoints );

      // Create offset, number of segments, and tension.
      int offset = 2;
      int numSegments = 4;
      float tension = 1.0F;

      // Draw curve to screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawCurve( greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments, tension );
   }
private void DrawCurvePointFSegmentTension(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create pens.
    Pen redPen = new Pen(Color.Red, 3);
    Pen greenPen = new Pen(Color.Green, 3);

    // Create points that define curve.
    PointF point1 = new PointF(50.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point2 = new PointF(100.0F, 25.0F);
    PointF point3 = new PointF(200.0F, 5.0F);
    PointF point4 = new PointF(250.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point5 = new PointF(300.0F, 100.0F);
    PointF point6 = new PointF(350.0F, 200.0F);
    PointF point7 = new PointF(250.0F, 250.0F);
    PointF[] curvePoints = {point1, point2, point3, point4, point5, point6, point7};

    // Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints);

    // Create offset, number of segments, and tension.
    int offset = 2;
    int numSegments = 4;
    float tension = 1.0F;

    // Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments, tension);
}
Private Sub DrawCurvePointFSegmentTension(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create pens.
    Dim redPen As New Pen(Color.Red, 3)
    Dim greenPen As New Pen(Color.Green, 3)

    ' Create points that define curve.
    Dim point1 As New PointF(50.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point2 As New PointF(100.0F, 25.0F)
    Dim point3 As New PointF(200.0F, 5.0F)
    Dim point4 As New PointF(250.0F, 50.0F)
    Dim point5 As New PointF(300.0F, 100.0F)
    Dim point6 As New PointF(350.0F, 200.0F)
    Dim point7 As New PointF(250.0F, 250.0F)
    Dim curvePoints As PointF() = {point1, point2, point3, point4, _
    point5, point6, point7}

    ' Draw lines between original points to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLines(redPen, curvePoints)

    ' Create offset, number of segments, and tension.
    Dim offset As Integer = 2
    Dim numSegments As Integer = 4
    Dim tension As Single = 1.0F

    ' Draw curve to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawCurve(greenPen, curvePoints, offset, numSegments, _
    tension)
End Sub

Remarks

This method draws a cardinal spline that passes through each point in the array.

The array of points must contain at least three PointF structures for curve to be drawn.

The value of the offset parameter specifies the number of elements to skip in the array. The first element after the skipped elements represents the starting point of the curve.

The value of the numberOfSegments parameter specifies the number of segments, after the starting point, to draw in the curve. The value of the numberOfSegments parameter must be at least 1. The value of the offset parameter plus the value of the numberOfSegments parameter must be less than the number of elements in the array of the points parameter.

The tension parameter determines the shape of the spline. If the value of the tension parameter is 0.0F, this method draws straight line segments to connect the points. Usually, the tension parameter is less than or equal to 1.0F. Values over 1.0F produce unusual results.

Applies to