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Stored procedures
Declares the default background color for the rectangles, circles, ... used:
  • in an Image control,
  • in an Image variable.
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV in a WDPic variable (on the background layer),
    New in version 25
    WINDEV in a WDPic variable (on the background layer),
    WINDEV in a WDPic variable (on the background layer),
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV in a picLayer variable.
    New in version 25
    WINDEV in a picLayer variable.
    WINDEV in a picLayer variable.
Versions 15 and later
Linux This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. For more details, see The drawings.
New in version 15
Linux This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. For more details, see The drawings.
Linux This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. For more details, see The drawings.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Versions 24 and later
Java The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Java applications.
New in version 24
Java The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Java applications.
Java The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Java applications.
// Initialise le dessin dans un champ Image
dStartDrawing(IMG_Dessin)
 
// Déclaration de la couleur de fond des différents dessins
// réalisés dans le champ Image
dBackground(LightGreen)
Versions 24 and later
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppUser code (UMC)
// Déclaration de la couleur de fond des différents dessins
// réalisés dans le champ Image IMG_Dessin
dBackground(IMG_Dessin, LightGreen)
New in version 24
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppUser code (UMC)
// Déclaration de la couleur de fond des différents dessins
// réalisés dans le champ Image IMG_Dessin
dBackground(IMG_Dessin, LightGreen)
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppUser code (UMC)
// Déclaration de la couleur de fond des différents dessins
// réalisés dans le champ Image IMG_Dessin
dBackground(IMG_Dessin, LightGreen)
Syntax
dBackground([<Image>, ] <Color> [, <Fill style> [, <Type of hatching> [, <Opacity>]]])
<Image>: Optional control name or optional Image, WDPic or picLayer variable
Versions 24 and later
WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC) Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
    New in version 25
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
    New in version 25
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
New in version 24
WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC) Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
    New in version 25
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
    New in version 25
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC) Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
    New in version 25
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type WDPic. Only the background layer will be handled.
  • Versions 25 and later
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
    New in version 25
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
    WINDEV the name of a variable of type picLayer.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
<Color>: Integer or constant
Default background color of different drawings. This color can correspond to:
  • an RGB color (returned by RGB),
  • an HSL color (returned by HSL),
  • a WLanguage preset color.
  • a variable of type Color. In this case, the opacity specified in the variable is taken into account.
<Fill style>: Optional integer or Integer constant
Default background fill of different drawings:
BackgroundHatchedBackground filled with hatching.
Corresponds to value 2 for compatibility.
BackgroundSolid
(Default value)
Solid background.
Corresponds to value 0 for compatibility.
BackgroundTransparentTransparent background (<Color> is ignored).
Corresponds to value 1 for compatibility.

Universal Windows 10 App This value is ignored. In this version, you cannot hatch the background of a drawing.
<Type of hatching>: Optional integer
Type of background hatching used by default in the different drawings. To use this parameter, the value of <Fill style> must be equal to 2. If the value of <Fill style> is different from 2, <Type of hatching> is ignored. The different types of hatching are:
  • 0: Horizontal hatching
  • 1: Vertical hatching
  • 2: Diagonal hatching at 60%
  • 3: Diagonal hatching at 120%
  • 4 (by default): Criss-crossed hatching
  • 5: Diagonal crossed hatching
Universal Windows 10 App This value is ignored. In this version, you cannot hatch the background of a drawing.
<Opacity>: Optional integer
Opacity of color, included between 0 (transparent) and 255 (opaque). An opacity set to 128 is used to blend 50% of the color with the existing color found in the control.
Remarks:
  • This opacity will be taken into account if the drawing was initialized with the dWithOpacity constant (dStartDrawing).
  • Versions 23 and later
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
    New in version 23
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
Remarks

Using the drawing functions

The drawing functions can be used according to 2 methods:
  • Method 1: Using dStartDrawing
    • dStartDrawing must be called before any other drawing function. dStartDrawing is used to define the element (Image control or variable) to which the drawing functions will be applied.
    • When drawing on an Image control:
      • The drawing functions operate on a copy ("bitmap") of the image. You can use the drawing functions of Windows (via API or CallDLL32) but these functions must use the DC (Device Context) returned by dStartDrawing.
      • dEndDrawing and dStartDrawing must not be called in the same process.
        The drawing will not be displayed if dEndDrawing and dStartDrawing are called in the same process: it will be automatically erased.
  • Versions 24 and later
    WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC) Method 2: indicating the drawing target directly in the syntax (via a parameter)
    The <Image> parameter is used to specify directly the target of the drawing. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    Java This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    Java This syntax is now available.
    Java This syntax is now available.
    New in version 24
    WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC) Method 2: indicating the drawing target directly in the syntax (via a parameter)
    The <Image> parameter is used to specify directly the target of the drawing. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    Java This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    Java This syntax is now available.
    Java This syntax is now available.
    WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC) Method 2: indicating the drawing target directly in the syntax (via a parameter)
    The <Image> parameter is used to specify directly the target of the drawing. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    Java This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    Java This syntax is now available.
    Java This syntax is now available.
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
Business / UI classification: Neutral code
Component: wd270pnt.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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