1.4. GDI+ Namespaces and Classes in .NET

In the .NET Framework library, six namespaces define managed GDI+: System.Drawing, System.Drawing.Design, System.Drawing.Drawing2D, System.Drawing.Imaging, System.Drawing.Printing, and System.Drawing.Text. Figure 1.3 shows these namespaces. To use any of the classes defined in these namespaces, you must include them in your application.

Figure 1.3. The GDI+ namespaces in the .NET Framework library


The .NET Framework class library is also referred as the .NET runtime class library or base class library (BCL).

This section will provide an overview of GDI+ namespaces, their contents, and why and ...

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