Gradient Fill Support (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


The GradientFill function fills rectangular regions with a background color that is interpolated from color values specified at the vertices.

**This Catalog item adds the function GradientFill to the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) and the Graphics Primitive Engine (GPE).

Implementation Considerations

The following table shows the Sysgen variables that enable the AlphaBlend API.

Sysgen variable Description


Set this Sysgen to enable gradient fill support

Modules and Components

The following table shows the components and modules that implement gradient fill support.

Item Module Component

Gradient fill support



Hardware Considerations

Gradient fill support does not require special display hardware, though it can use hardware acceleration if it is available. It can be supported in software.


The following table lists the Catalog item dependencies that most directly relate to this item's functionality. There are additional dependencies as well. For more information on determining the complete list of dependencies for this Catalog item, see Catalog Item Dependencies.

Catalog Item Sysgen variable

Minimal GDI Configuration


Minimal GWES Configuration


Minimal Input Configuration


See Also

Other Resources

GPE Base Classes