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Indicates that the drawing functions that will be used are intended for a WDPic variable.
Remark: <WDPic variable>.StartDrawing initializes all the parameters required to create a drawing for a given element.
Versions 15 and later
WEBDEV - Server code This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
New in version 15
WEBDEV - Server code This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
WEBDEV - Server code This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
MyWDPic is WDPic = "Test.gif"
// Start of drawing
ResDrawing = MyWDPic.StartDrawing()
// Drawings in MyWDPic
// End of drawings in MyWDPic
IMG_MyDrawing = MyWDPic
MyWDPic is WDPic = "Test.gif"
MyWDPic.Font("Arial", 12, iNormal, 0)
MyWDPic.DrawText(4, 0, "I'm writing in a WDPic variable!")
IMG_MyDrawing = MyWDPic
<Result> = <WDPic image>.StartDrawing([<Options>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the drawing was initialized,
  • False otherwise.
<WDPic image>: WDPic variable
Name of the WDPic variable to use. Only the background layer will be handled.
<Options>: Optional Integer constant (or combination of constants)
Drawing options:
dWithOpacityAllows managing opacity in the different drawing functions used with the variable. Used for example to create a drawing saved in PNG format with management of alpha layer.
dGridlinesOpacityThe drawing is displayed over gridlines in order to highlight the transparent or semi-transparent sections of drawing. The gridlines are not saved in the image.
dNoEraseDoes not erase the drawing in the variable.
dOnChartUsed to draw in a variable in which a chart has already been drawn. In this case, the chart drawing is not erased.

No drawing option is used if this parameter is not specified.

Use in prefixed syntax

<WDPic variable>.StartDrawing must be called before the other drawing functions. <WDPic variable>.StartDrawing makes it possible to define the drawing options used on the WDPic variable.
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Drawing with management of opacity

Creating a drawing with management of opacity is used to easily save the images in PNG format with management of Alpha layer.
To save a PNG drawing with management of Alpha layer:
  1. Use the function <WDPic variable>.StartDrawing. This function is used to define, if necessary, the element onto which the drawing functions will be applied as well as the drawing mode. The dWithOpacity constant is used to indicate that the drawing will manage the opacity. The dGridlinesOpacity constant is used to display gridlines underneath the different drawing areas.
  2. Configure the opacity of your drawings with the following functions:
    <WDPic variable>.BackgroundDeclares the background color and its opacity for the next drawings.
    <WDPic variable>.DrawPointDeclares the color of the points and their opacity for the next drawings.
    <WDPic variable>.PenDeclares the color of the lines and their opacity for the next drawings.

    Remark: <WDPic variable>.PixelOpacity is used to find out the opacity of a point.
  3. Use <Image>.SavePNG to save your drawing in PNG format with management of alpha layer (opacity).
Limit: In "Management of opacity" mode, <WDPic variable>.DrawText is limited to the use of True Type fonts.
Related Examples:
The drawing functions Unit examples (WINDEV): The drawing functions
[ + ] Using the main drawing functions of WINDEV to:
- Initialize an Image control for drawing
- Draw simple shapes
- Write a text into a drawing
- Change the color in a drawing
Component: wd260pnt.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 25
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