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Stored procedures
Draws a polygon:
  • in an Image control,
  • in an Image variable.
// Initialize the drawing in an Image control
dStartDrawing(IMG_Drawing)
// Draw a 4-side polygon whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dPolygon(4, 10, 20, 20, 50, 40, 60, 50, 10, LightYellow, LightBlue)
Versions 24 and later
Reports and Queries
// Draw a 4-side polygon whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dPolygon(IMG_Drawing, 4, 10, 20, 20, 50, 40, 60, 50, 10, LightYellow, LightBlue)
New in version 24
Reports and Queries
// Draw a 4-side polygon whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dPolygon(IMG_Drawing, 4, 10, 20, 20, 50, 40, 60, 50, 10, LightYellow, LightBlue)
Reports and Queries
// Draw a 4-side polygon whose
// background is light yellow and whose border is light blue
dPolygon(IMG_Drawing, 4, 10, 20, 20, 50, 40, 60, 50, 10, LightYellow, LightBlue)
Reports and QueriesWindows
// Draw a polygon from an array of point coordinates
arrCoordinatesXY is array of 0 by 2 int = [[2, 3], [14, 100], [10,70], [50, 80]]
dPolygon(arrCoordinatesXY)
arrCoordinatesXY2 is array of 0 int = [2, 2, 140, 2, 150, 70, 0, 100, 200,100]
dPolygon(arrCoordinatesXY2)
arrCoordinatesXYC is array of 36 by 2 int
Radius is int = 50
FOR I = 1 TO 36
// x
arrCoordinatesXYC[I][1] = 80  + Cos(I*10) * Radius
// y
arrCoordinatesXYC[I][2] = 60  + Sin(I*10) * Radius
END
dPolygon(arrCoordinatesXYC, LightGray, YellowToolhelp)
Syntax

Building a polygon point by point Hide the details

dPolygon([<Image>, ] <Number of sides> , <X1> , <Y1> , <X2> , <Y2> [, <X3> , <Y3> [... [, <Xn> , <Yn>]]] [, <Background color> [, <Side color>]])
<Image>: Optional control name or optional Image, WDPic or picLayer variable
Versions 24 and later
Reports and QueriesWindows Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of an Image variable.
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. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of an Image variable.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
Reports and QueriesWindows Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of an Image variable.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
<Number of sides>: Integer
Number of sides in the polygon (up to 23 sides). This parameter defines the number of <X>, <Y> pairs to specify in the function.
<X1>: Integer
X coordinate of first point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Y1>: Integer
Y coordinate of first point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<X2>: Integer
X coordinate of second point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Y2>: Integer
Y coordinate of second point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<X3>: Integer
X coordinate of 3rd point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Y3>: Integer
Y coordinate of 3rd point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Xn>: Optional integer
X coordinate of nth point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Yn>: Optional integer
Y coordinate of nth point of the polygon. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Background color>: Integer or constant (optional)
Background color of polygon. This color can correspond to:
If this parameter is not specified, the background color:
  • is Transparent if dBackground was not used beforehand,
  • corresponds to the color specified in the last call to dBackground.
<Side color>: Integer or constant (optional)
Color of polygon sides. 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 identical to the color used for the background if dPen has not been used.

Building a polygon via an array of X and Y coordinates Hide the details

dPolygon([<Image>, ] <Array of coordinates> [, <Background color> [, <Side color>]])
<Image>: Optional control name or optional Image, WDPic or picLayer variable
Versions 24 and later
Reports and QueriesWindows Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of an Image variable.
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. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of an Image variable.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
Reports and QueriesWindows Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • the name of an Image variable.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
<Array of coordinates>: Array of integers or array of points
  • WLanguage array of integers containing the coordinates of polygon points. The even subscript represent the X coordinates while the odd subscripts represent the Y coordinates of points. These coordinates are expressed in pixels.
<Background color>: Integer or constant (optional)
Background color of polygon. This color can correspond to:If this parameter is not specified, the background color:
  • is Transparent if dBackground was not used beforehand,
  • corresponds to the color specified in the last call to dBackground.
<Side color>: Integer or constant (optional)
Color of polygon sides. 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 identical to the color used for the background if dPen has not been used.
Remarks

Coordinates

Drawing a polygon:
dPolygon(5, 80, 10, 10, 150, 100, 200, 160, 80, 140, 40)
Drawing a polygon
Coordinates are given with respect to the top left corner of the image (coordinates: (0.0)).
Important: There is no need to close the polygon (the coordinates of last point do not have to be equal to the coordinates of first point). The polygon is automatically "closed".
Limits: a polygon can contain up to 100 000 points in WINDEV, WEBDEV and Java, and up to 1000 points in Windows CE.
Reports and QueriesWindows

Drawing with opacity or anti-aliasing

In the case of a drawing with opacity (dStartDrawing with the dWithOpacity constant) or anti-aliasing (dChangeMode with the drawAntiAliasing constant), the outline is drawn over the inside of the polygon: therefore, the line is partly combined with the inside of the polygon. 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 : wd250pnt.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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