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HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers by Bipin Joshi

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CHAPTER 4

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Drawing with the Canvas

One of the reasons for the popularity of the Web is the graphical user interface offered to end users. Images, animations, fonts, and other interactive effects make a web site appealing from an end user’s perspective. However, one limitation that web site developers may have encountered when developing pre-HTML5 web applications was drawing graphics in the browser using client-side capabilities. ASP.NET developers have been using the System.Drawing namespace to generate graphics on the fly on the server and then send them to the client, but there is no native support for drawing graphics in the browser window. ...

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