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Stored procedures
Draws an arc of circle or an arc of ellipse:
  • in an Image control,
  • Versions 17 and later
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesWindowsLinuxUser code (UMC) in an Image variable.
    New in version 17
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesWindowsLinuxUser code (UMC) in an Image variable.
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesWindowsLinuxUser code (UMC) in an Image variable.
    in an Image variable.
    WEBDEV - Browser codePHP This type of variable is not available.
The arc is drawn anticlockwise.
Versions 15 and later
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. See The drawings for more details.
New in version 15
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. See The drawings for more details.
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. See The drawings for more details.
Versions 16 and later
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
New in version 16
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
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.
// Draw an arc of circle in light yellow
dArc(10, 10, 50, 50, 20, 20, 40, 50, LightYellow)
Syntax
dArc(<X1> , <Y1> , <X2> , <Y2> , <X3> , <Y3> , <X4> , <Y4> [, <Line Color> [, <Line Thickness>]])
<X1>: Integer
X coordinate (in pixels) of top left corner of the rectangle containing the circle.
<Y1>: Integer
Y coordinate (in pixels) of top left corner of the rectangle containing the circle.
<X2>: Integer
X coordinate (in pixels) of bottom right corner of the rectangle containing the circle.
<Y2>: Integer
Y coordinate (in pixels) of bottom right corner of the rectangle containing the circle.
<X3>: Integer
X coordinate (in pixels) of start point of the arc of circle.
<Y3>: Integer
Y coordinate (in pixels) of start point of the arc of circle.
<X4>: Integer
X coordinate (in pixels) of end point of the arc of circle.
<Y4>: Integer
Y coordinate (in pixels) of end point of the arc of circle.
<Line Color>: Integer or constant (optional)
Color of the arc of circle. This color corresponds to:If this parameter is not specified, the line color:
  • is Transparent if dPen was not used beforehand,
  • corresponds to the color specified in the last call to dPen.
<Line Thickness>: Optional integer
Versions 22 and later
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Thickness (in pixels) of the arc of circle to draw. If this parameter is not specified, the value taken into account is:
  • the last value specified during the last call to dPen.
  • 1 if dPen was not used beforehand.
New in version 22
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Thickness (in pixels) of the arc of circle to draw. If this parameter is not specified, the value taken into account is:
  • the last value specified during the last call to dPen.
  • 1 if dPen was not used beforehand.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Thickness (in pixels) of the arc of circle to draw. If this parameter is not specified, the value taken into account is:
  • the last value specified during the last call to dPen.
  • 1 if dPen was not used beforehand.
Remarks

Coordinates of the arc

If the start and end points are not located on the circle border (or on the ellipse border), the point taken into account corresponds to the intersection between the circle and the line that joins the specified point and the center of rectangle (which means the center of the circle).
The origin used to calculate the coordinates corresponds to the top left corner of Image control ((0,0) coordinates).

Drawing a solid figure

To draw a solid figure (a full arc), use dChord or dSlice.

Using the drawing functions

  • dStartDrawing must be called before any other drawing function. dStartDrawing is used to define the element (Image control or Image variable) onto 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.
PHP

Drawing in PHP

In PHP, the drawing functions are based on the graphic library GD. This library is commonly used by the PHP hosting companies and therefore it is always enabled. The version of the GD library must be version 2.0.28 (or later). This library can be downloaded from the PHP site.
To enable (if necessary) this library locally, the following elements are required:
  • PHP installed.
  • the PHP.INI file found in the Windows directory must contain the following line: "extension=php_gd2.dll" (instead of ";extension=php_gd2.dll").
  • the php_gd2.dll file must exist in the directory of PHP extensions. This directory is defined in the PHP.INI file by the "extension_dir" variable.
Limitation for dArc: The opacity defined by dBackGround is ignored.
Versions 16 and later
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in Browser code

Some drawing functions are available in Browser code. The drawing functions in Browser code are based on the HTML 5 standard. More specifically, these functions are based on the "canvas" tag of HTML 5.
The drawing features in browser code are available for the recent browsers only (supporting the HTML 5 standard). To find out whether the drawing features are proposed by your browser, use DrawingAvailable.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of description window of project ("Project .. Project description"), "Advanced" button, "W3C standard" option.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of the project ("Project .. Project description").
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must include the reference to the DTD file. To do so, the HTML mode must be "HTML 4.01 Transitional + DTD". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of project.
Reminder: To display the description window of the project, on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
Special case: Drawing in the browser of an Android phone: The browser drawing functions are only available starting with version 3 of Android.
New in version 16
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in Browser code

Some drawing functions are available in Browser code. The drawing functions in Browser code are based on the HTML 5 standard. More specifically, these functions are based on the "canvas" tag of HTML 5.
The drawing features in browser code are available for the recent browsers only (supporting the HTML 5 standard). To find out whether the drawing features are proposed by your browser, use DrawingAvailable.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of description window of project ("Project .. Project description"), "Advanced" button, "W3C standard" option.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of the project ("Project .. Project description").
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must include the reference to the DTD file. To do so, the HTML mode must be "HTML 4.01 Transitional + DTD". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of project.
Reminder: To display the description window of the project, on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
Special case: Drawing in the browser of an Android phone: The browser drawing functions are only available starting with version 3 of Android.
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in Browser code

Some drawing functions are available in Browser code. The drawing functions in Browser code are based on the HTML 5 standard. More specifically, these functions are based on the "canvas" tag of HTML 5.
The drawing features in browser code are available for the recent browsers only (supporting the HTML 5 standard). To find out whether the drawing features are proposed by your browser, use DrawingAvailable.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of description window of project ("Project .. Project description"), "Advanced" button, "W3C standard" option.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of the project ("Project .. Project description").
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must include the reference to the DTD file. To do so, the HTML mode must be "HTML 4.01 Transitional + DTD". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of project.
Reminder: To display the description window of the project, on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
Special case: Drawing in the browser of an Android phone: The browser drawing functions are only available starting with version 3 of Android.
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
Components
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and Queries wd230pnt.dll
WEBDEV - Browser code WDJS.DLL
Java wd230java.jar
Linux wd230pnt.so
Android wd230android.jar
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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