15. Graphics and Multimedia

One picture is worth ten thousand words.

—Chinese proverb

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced—even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

—John Keats

A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.

—Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev


In this chapter you will learn:

• To use graphics contexts and graphics objects.

• To manipulate colors and fonts.

• To understand and use GDI+ Graphics methods to draw lines, rectangles, Strings and images.

• To use class Image to manipulate and display images.

• To draw complex shapes from simple shapes with class GraphicsPath.

• To use Windows Media Player to play audio and video.

• To print graphics to a ...

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