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Stored procedures
Draws a rectangle:
  • 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.
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.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for the Windows Phone applications.
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.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for the Windows Phone applications.
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for the Windows Phone applications.
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 a rectangle whose background is light yellow
// and whose border is light blue
dRectangle(10, 10, 50, 50, LightYellow, LightBlue)
Syntax

Drawing a rectangle by specifying the coordinates of rectangle Hide the details

dRectangle(<X1> , <Y1> , <X2> , <Y2> [, <Background> [, <Line>]])
<X1>: Integer
X coordinate (in pixels) of top left corner of rectangle.
<Y1>: Integer
Y coordinate (in pixels) of top left corner of rectangle.
<X2>: Integer
X coordinate (in pixels) of bottom right corner of rectangle.
<Y2>: Integer
Y coordinate (in pixels) of bottom right corner of rectangle.
<Background>: Integer, constant or Background variable (optional)
  • Background color of rectangle. This color can be:
  • Characteristics of background:
    • Versions 21 and later
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App Background variable. In this case, the gradient defined in the variable is ignored.
      New in version 21
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App Background variable. In this case, the gradient defined in the variable is ignored.
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App Background variable. In this case, the gradient defined in the variable is ignored.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dBackGround if this parameter is not specified.
To use a gradient background color, call dRectangleGradient.
<Line>: Integer, constant or Border variable (optional)
  • Color of rectangle line. This color can be:
    • an RGB color (returned by RGB),
    • an HSL color (returned by HSL),
    • a preset color of WLanguage,
    • Versions 22 and later
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App a Color variable,
      New in version 22
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App a Color variable,
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App a Color variable,
    • identical to the color used for the background if this parameter is not specified and if dPen was not used.
  • Characteristics of the line:
    • Versions 21 and later
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile Border variable. In this case, only the following properties are taken into account:
      • Color: if the property corresponds to the ColorUndefined constant, the color defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the background color of the rectangle is used.
      • Thickness: if the property corresponds to the ThicknessUndefined constant, the thickness defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the thickness is set to 1.
      • Line: if the property corresponds to the LineUndefined constant, the type of line defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the line is a solid line.
      New in version 21
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile Border variable. In this case, only the following properties are taken into account:
      • Color: if the property corresponds to the ColorUndefined constant, the color defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the background color of the rectangle is used.
      • Thickness: if the property corresponds to the ThicknessUndefined constant, the thickness defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the thickness is set to 1.
      • Line: if the property corresponds to the LineUndefined constant, the type of line defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the line is a solid line.
      WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile Border variable. In this case, only the following properties are taken into account:
      • Color: if the property corresponds to the ColorUndefined constant, the color defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the background color of the rectangle is used.
      • Thickness: if the property corresponds to the ThicknessUndefined constant, the thickness defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the thickness is set to 1.
      • Line: if the property corresponds to the LineUndefined constant, the type of line defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the line is a solid line.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dPen if this parameter is not specified.
Versions 21 and later
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App

Drawing a rectangle via a Rectangle variable Hide the details

dRectangle(<Rectangle> [, <Background> [, <Line>]])
<Rectangle>: Rectangle variable
Name of Rectangle variable defining the coordinates of the rectangle to draw.
<Background>: Integer, constant or Background variable (optional)
  • Background color of rectangle. This color can be:
  • Characteristics of background:
    • Background variable. In this case, the gradient defined in the variable is ignored.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dBackGround if this parameter is not specified.
To use a gradient background color, call dRectangleGradient.
<Line>: Integer, constant or Border variable (optional)
  • Color of rectangle line. This color can be:
    • an RGB color (returned by RGB),
    • an HSL color (returned by HSL),
    • a preset color of WLanguage,
    • Versions 22 and later
      a Color variable,
      New in version 22
      a Color variable,
      a Color variable,
    • identical to the color used for the background if this parameter is not specified and if dPen was not used.
  • Characteristics of the line:
    • WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile Border variable. In this case, only the following properties are taken into account:
      • Color: if the property corresponds to the ColorUndefined constant, the color defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the background color of the rectangle is used.
      • Thickness: if the property corresponds to the ThicknessUndefined constant, the thickness defined during the last call to dPen will be used. If this function was not used, the thickness is set to 1.
      • Line: if the property corresponds to the LineUndefined constant, the type of line defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the line is a solid line.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dPen if this parameter is not specified.
New in version 21
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App

Drawing a rectangle via a Rectangle variable Hide the details

dRectangle(<Rectangle> [, <Background> [, <Line>]])
<Rectangle>: Rectangle variable
Name of Rectangle variable defining the coordinates of the rectangle to draw.
<Background>: Integer, constant or Background variable (optional)
  • Background color of rectangle. This color can be:
  • Characteristics of background:
    • Background variable. In this case, the gradient defined in the variable is ignored.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dBackGround if this parameter is not specified.
To use a gradient background color, call dRectangleGradient.
<Line>: Integer, constant or Border variable (optional)
  • Color of rectangle line. This color can be:
    • an RGB color (returned by RGB),
    • an HSL color (returned by HSL),
    • a preset color of WLanguage,
    • Versions 22 and later
      a Color variable,
      New in version 22
      a Color variable,
      a Color variable,
    • identical to the color used for the background if this parameter is not specified and if dPen was not used.
  • Characteristics of the line:
    • WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile Border variable. In this case, only the following properties are taken into account:
      • Color: if the property corresponds to the ColorUndefined constant, the color defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the background color of the rectangle is used.
      • Thickness: if the property corresponds to the ThicknessUndefined constant, the thickness defined during the last call to dPen will be used. If this function was not used, the thickness is set to 1.
      • Line: if the property corresponds to the LineUndefined constant, the type of line defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the line is a solid line.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dPen if this parameter is not specified.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App

Drawing a rectangle via a Rectangle variable Hide the details

dRectangle(<Rectangle> [, <Background> [, <Line>]])
<Rectangle>: Rectangle variable
Name of Rectangle variable defining the coordinates of the rectangle to draw.
<Background>: Integer, constant or Background variable (optional)
  • Background color of rectangle. This color can be:
  • Characteristics of background:
    • Background variable. In this case, the gradient defined in the variable is ignored.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dBackGround if this parameter is not specified.
To use a gradient background color, call dRectangleGradient.
<Line>: Integer, constant or Border variable (optional)
  • Color of rectangle line. This color can be:
    • an RGB color (returned by RGB),
    • an HSL color (returned by HSL),
    • a preset color of WLanguage,
    • Versions 22 and later
      a Color variable,
      New in version 22
      a Color variable,
      a Color variable,
    • identical to the color used for the background if this parameter is not specified and if dPen was not used.
  • Characteristics of the line:
    • WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile Border variable. In this case, only the following properties are taken into account:
      • Color: if the property corresponds to the ColorUndefined constant, the color defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the background color of the rectangle is used.
      • Thickness: if the property corresponds to the ThicknessUndefined constant, the thickness defined during the last call to dPen will be used. If this function was not used, the thickness is set to 1.
      • Line: if the property corresponds to the LineUndefined constant, the type of line defined during the last call to dPen is used. If this function was not used, the line is a solid line.
    • characteristics specified in the last call to dPen if this parameter is not specified.
Remarks

Coordinates

The coordinates are specified in relation to the top left corner of Image control (coordinates set to (0,0)).

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.
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
Windows Mobile wp230pnt.dll
WEBDEV - Browser code WDJS.DLL
Java wd230java.jar
Linux wd230pnt.so
Android wd230android.jar
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