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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Chapter 11. Introduction to GDI+

GDI+ is a class-based application programming interface for performing two-dimensional graphics in a device-independent manner. There are both managed .NET classes and unmanaged C++ classes that implement the API. GDI+ is the successor to the older GDI (graphics device interface) that was supplied with earlier versions of Windows. In this chapter we introduce graphics programming in VB.NET using GDI+ and the .NET classes.

Earlier versions of Visual Basic provided a simple set of graphics functions, but for full-blown graphics programming, it was necessary to program at a lower level, using C or C++. Now with GDI+ Visual Basic, programmers enjoy the complete power of graphics programming. And C/C++ programmers ...

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