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  • Non-solid figure
  • Drawing with opacity or anti-aliasing
  • Using the drawing functions
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Stored procedures
Draws a circle section or an ellipse section:
  • in an Image control,
  • in a variable of type Image.
Example
// Initialize the drawing in an Image control
dStartDrawing(IMG_Drawing)
 
// Draw a circle section whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dSlice(10, 10, 50, 50, 20, 20, 40, 50, LightYellow, LightBlue)
Versions 24 and later
Reports and Queries
// Draw a circle section whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dSlice(IMG_Drawing, 10, 10, 50, 50, 20, 20, 40, 50, LightYellow, LightBlue)
New in version 24
Reports and Queries
// Draw a circle section whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dSlice(IMG_Drawing, 10, 10, 50, 50, 20, 20, 40, 50, LightYellow, LightBlue)
Reports and Queries
// Draw a circle section whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dSlice(IMG_Drawing, 10, 10, 50, 50, 20, 20, 40, 50, LightYellow, LightBlue)
Syntax
dSlice([<Image>, ] <X1> , <Y1> , <X2> , <Y2> , <X3> , <Y3> , <X4> , <Y4> [, <Background color> [, <Line color>]])
<Image>: Optional control name or optional Image, WDPic or picLayer variable
Versions 24 and later
Reports and QueriesWindows Image to use. The image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
New in version 24
Reports and QueriesWindows Image to use. The image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
Reports and QueriesWindows Image to use. The image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of a variable of type Image.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
<X1>: Integer
X-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle containing the circle. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Y1>: Integer
Y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle containing the circle. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<X2>: Integer
X-coordinate of the lower-right corner of the rectangle containing the circle. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Y2>: Integer
Y-coordinate of the lower-right corner of the rectangle containing the circle. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<X3>: Integer
X-coordinate of the start point of the circle section. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Y3>: Integer
Y-coordinate of the start point of the circle section. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<X4>: Integer
X-coordinate of the end point of the circle section. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Y4>: Integer
Y-coordinate of the end point of the circle section. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Background color>: Integer or constant (optional)
Background color of the circle section. This color can correspond to:
If this parameter is not specified, the background color:
  • is Transparent if dBackground has not been used beforehand,
  • corresponds to the color specified in the last call to dBackground.
<Line color>: Integer or constant (optional)
Color of the line for the circle section. This color can correspond to:
If this parameter is not specified, the line color:
  • corresponds to the color specified in the last call to dPen,
  • is the same as the background color if dPen has not been used.
Remarks

Coordinates

If the start point and the end point are not located on the border of the circle (or on the border of the ellipse), the point taken into account corresponds to the intersection between the circle and the line that joins the specified point and the center of the rectangle (which means the center of the circle).
Coordinates are specified with respect to the upper-left corner of the image or Image control (coordinates: (0,0)).
The drawing sections are drawn anticlockwise.

Non-solid figure

To draw a non-solid figure (without taking into account the center of the circle), use dChord.
Reports and QueriesWindows

Drawing with opacity or anti-aliasing

For a drawing with opacity (dStartDrawing with the dWithOpacity constant) or anti-aliasing (dChangeMode with the drawAntiAliasing constant), the outline is drawn inside the section: therefore, the line is partly combined with the inside of the section. If the line is very thick, it will be displayed in two colors.

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
    Reports and QueriesWindows 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. dStartDrawing becomes useless. This function must be deleted.
    New in version 24
    Reports and QueriesWindows 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. dStartDrawing becomes useless. This function must be deleted.
    Reports and QueriesWindows 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. dStartDrawing becomes useless. This function must be deleted.
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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