Coordinate Systems and Transformations

GDI+ provides a world transformation and a page transformation so that you can transform (rotate, scale, translate, and so on) the items you draw. The two transformations also allow you to work in a variety of coordinate systems.

In This Section

Types of Coordinate Systems
Introduces coordinates systems and transformations.

Matrix Representation of Transformations
Discusses using matrices for coordinate transformations.

Global and Local Transformations
Discusses global and local transformations.


Encapsulates a 3-by-3 affine matrix that represents a geometric transform.

Using Transformations in Managed GDI+
Provides a list of topics that provide more information about how to use matrix transformations.

About GDI+ Managed Code
Contains a list of topics describing the graphics constructs you can use in the .NET Framework.