LinearGradientBrush::SetBlend method

The LinearGradientBrush::SetBlend method sets the blend factors and the blend positions of this linear gradient brush to create a custom blend.

Syntax

Status SetBlend(
  IN const REAL *blendFactors,
  IN const REAL *blendPositions,
  IN INT        count
);

Parameters

blendFactors

Type: const REAL*

Pointer to an array of real numbers that specify blend factors. Each number in the array specifies a percentage of the ending color and should be in the range from 0.0 through 1.0.

blendPositions

Type: const REAL*

Pointer to an array of real numbers that specify blend positions. Each number in the array indicates a percentage of the distance between the starting boundary and the ending boundary and is in the range from 0.0 through 1.0, where 0.0 indicates the starting boundary of the gradient and 1.0 indicates the ending boundary. There must be at least two positions specified: the first position, which is always 0.0f, and the last position, which is always 1.0f. Otherwise, the behavior is undefined. A blend position between 0.0 and 1.0 indicates a line, parallel to the boundary lines, that is a certain fraction of the distance from the starting boundary to the ending boundary. For example, a blend position of 0.7 indicates the line that is 70 percent of the distance from the starting boundary to the ending boundary. The color is constant on lines that are parallel to the boundary lines.

count

Type: INT

Integer that specifies the number of elements in the blendFactors array. This is the same as the number of elements in the blendPositions array. The blend factor at a given array index corresponds to the blend position at that same array index.

Return Value

Type: Type: Status

If the method succeeds, it returns Ok, which is an element of the Status enumeration.

If the method fails, it returns one of the other elements of the Status enumeration.

Remarks

A LinearGradientBrush object has two boundaries. When you fill an area with a linear gradient brush, the color changes gradually as you move from the starting boundary to the ending boundary. By default, the color is linearly related to the distance, but you can customize the relationship between color and distance by calling the LinearGradientBrush::SetBlend method.

Examples

The following example creates a linear gradient brush, sets a custom blend, and uses the brush to fill a rectangle.

C++
VOID Example_SetBlend(HDC hdc)
{
   Graphics myGraphics(hdc);

REAL factors[4] = {0.0f, 0.4f, 0.6f, 1.0f}; REAL positions[4] = {0.0f, 0.2f, 0.8f, 1.0f}; Rect rect(0, 0, 100, 50);

LinearGradientBrush linGrBrush( rect, Color(255, 255, 0, 0), // red Color(255, 0, 0, 255), // blue LinearGradientModeHorizontal);

linGrBrush.SetBlend(factors, positions, 4); myGraphics.FillRectangle(&linGrBrush, rect); }

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header gdiplusbrush.h (include Gdiplus.h)
Library Gdiplus.lib
DLL Gdiplus.dll

See Also

Brushes and Filled Shapes

Color

Creating a Linear Gradient

Filling a Shape with a Color Gradient

LinearGradientBrush

LinearGradientBrush::GetBlend

Rect