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Graphics Programming with GDI+ by Mahesh Chand

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1.2. Exploring GDI+ Functionality

Microsoft’s managed GDI+ documentation divides its functionality into three categories: 2D vector graphics, imaging, and typography. This book divides the GDI+ functionality into five categories:

  1. 2D vector graphics

  2. Imaging

  3. Typography

  4. Printing

  5. Design

1.2.1. 2D Vector Graphics Programming

Vector graphics concerns the drawing of shapes that can be specified by sets of points on a coordinate system. Such shapes are called primitives; examples include lines, curves, rectangles, and paths. In managed GDI+, a class object or structure represents a graphics primitive. Each class or structure provides members that can be used to get and set a primitive’s properties. For example, the Point structure provides X and Y properties ...

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