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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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A.7. Rendering Graphical Data Using GDI+

Many GUI applications require the ability to generate graphical data dynamically for display on the surface of a window. For example, perhaps you have selected a set of records from a relational database and wish to render a pie chart (or bar chart) that visually shows items in stock. Or, perhaps you want to re-create some old-school video game using the .NET platform. Regardless of your goal, GDI+ is the API to use when you need to render data graphically within a Windows Forms application. This technology is bundled within the System.Drawing.dll assembly, which defines a number of namespaces (see Figure A-20).

Figure A.20. The namespaces of System.Drawing.dll

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A friendly reminder: WPF has its ...

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