The following topics describe how to use the GDI+ API in the managed class framework.
In This Section
Getting Started with Graphics Programming
Describes how to accomplish basic tasks with GDI+.
Using a Pen to Draw Lines and Shapes
Demonstrates how to construct a pen and use it to draw a variety of lines and shapes.
Using a Brush to Fill Shapes
Demonstrates how to construct a brush and fill shapes with a variety of effects.
Using a Gradient Brush to Fill Shapes
Shows how to create and use different types of gradient brushes.
Working with Images, Bitmaps, Icons, and Metafiles
Demonstrates how to construct and manipulate images.
Alpha Blending Lines and Fills
Demonstrates how to achieve transparency for shapes and lines.
Using Fonts and Text
Shows how to draw text and use fonts and font families.
Constructing and Drawing Curves
Shows how to draw Cardinal and Bezier splines.
Constructing and Drawing Paths
Shows how to create figures using paths.
Using Transformations in Managed GDI+
Demonstrates matrix transformations.
Using Graphics Containers
Shows how to manage graphics object state and nested graphics containers.
Demonstrates hit testing and clipping with regions.
Demonstrates various aspects of manipulating colors.
Using Image Encoders and Decoders in Managed GDI+
Show how to use image encoders and decoders to manipulate images.
Double Buffered Graphics
Demonstrates how to reduce flicker with double buffering.