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  • Drawing in browser code
  • Pattern and PHP
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Stored procedures
Saves an image:
  • in a file in GIF format.
  • in memory.
This image corresponds to the image found:
  • in an Image control.
  • in an Image variable.
    WEBDEV - Browser codePHP This type of variable is not available.
  • in a Bar Code control.
    WEBDEV - Server codePHP The Bar Code controls are not available in this version. Therefore, no image found in a Bar Code control can be saved.
  • in a Web Camera control.
Remarks:
  • Only the visible part of the Image control is saved.
  • This function can only be used to save the images for screen resolutions up to 32 bits.
  • This function cannot be used with the Image controls found in the reports.
WEBDEV - Browser code In browser code, this function can only be used to save an image in memory.
Versions 16 and later
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
WEBDEV - Browser code In browser code, this function can only be used to save an image in memory.
New in version 16
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
WEBDEV - Browser code In browser code, this function can only be used to save an image in memory.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
WEBDEV - Browser code In browser code, this function can only be used to save an image in memory.
Versions 17 and later
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux 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 17
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux 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.
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux 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 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.
// Sauve en mémoire l'image présente dans "IMG_ImageDessin"
ResSauvegarde = dSaveImageGIF(IMG_ImageDessin, inMemory)
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// Sauve l'image présente dans "IMG_ImageDessin" sur "C:\Documents\Image.GIF"
ResSauvegarde = dSaveImageGIF(IMG_ImageDessin, "C:\Documents\Image.GIF")
Syntax
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Saving an image in a file in GIF format Hide the details

<Result> = dSaveImageGIF(<Image name> , <File name> [, <Number of colors>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the image was saved,
  • False otherwise. To get the details of the error, use ErrorInfo with the errMessage constant.
<Image name>: Name of the Image control or variable
  • Name of Image control, Bar Code control or Web Camera control to use. The Image controls found in a report cannot be used.
  • WEBDEV - Server codeWINDEV Mobile Name of the Image control or Web Camera control to use.
  • Versions 17 and later
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUser code (UMC) Name of the Image variable to be used.
    New in version 17
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUser code (UMC) Name of the Image variable to be used.
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUser code (UMC) Name of the Image variable to be used.
  • Name of the variable of type Image to be used.
    WEBDEV - Browser codePHP This type of variable is not available.
<File name>: Character string
Name and full (or relative) path of GIF file. A UNC path can be used. The file extension is optional.
Caution:
  • The destination directory must exist in order for the image to be saved.
  • The existence of the GIF file is not checked. This file is automatically overwritten if it already exists.
<Number of colors>: Optional integer
Number of colors for the image saved. Value included between 16 and 256 (256 by default). This parameter corresponds to the number of colors proposed in the color palette when using the GIF file.
Universal Windows 10 App Syntax not available

Saving an image in memory Hide the details

<Result> = dSaveImageGIF(<Image name> , <inMemory> [, <Number of colors>])
<Result>: Buffer
Byte string containing the image in GIF format.
This string of bytes can then be assigned to an Image control, saved in a file (fSaveText function), sent through a network (thanks to Socket functions), ...
WEBDEV - Browser code In browser code, this byte string can only be assigned to another image ("Localize the image in the _WEB directory in browser code" must be unchecked). It cannot be saved in a file to build an image file.
<Image name>: Name of the Image control or variable
  • Name of the Image control, Bar Code control or Web Camera control to save. The Image controls found in a report cannot be used.
  • WEBDEV - Server codeWINDEV Mobile Name of the Image control or Web Camera control to use.
  • Name of the variable of type Image to be used.
    WEBDEV - Browser codePHP This type of variable is not available.
<inMemory>: Constant
inMemory: Constant used to save an image in memory.
<Number of colors>: Optional integer
Number of colors for the image saved. Value included between 16 and 256 (256 by default). This parameter corresponds to the number of colors proposed in the color palette when using the GIF file.
Remarks

Image found in a Web Camera control

Only the Image displayed at the time the dSaveImageGIF function is executed is saved in GIF format. To save this image, you can also use:
  • the VideoCapture function: the image will be saved in BMP format.
  • the dSaveImageBMP function: the image will be saved in BMP format or in memory.
  • the dSaveImageJPEG function: the image will be saved in JPEG format or in memory.
  • the dSaveImagePNG function: the image will be saved in PNG format or in memory.
Versions 16 and later
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in browser code

The image saved in memory can be directly assigned to an Image control. Depending on the browser used, the result may not be the expected one.
For example, with the current version of FireFox (available when this documentation was published), images in GIF format are not displayed properly.
This operating mode may be improved during the next upgraded versions of this browser.
New in version 16
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in browser code

The image saved in memory can be directly assigned to an Image control. Depending on the browser used, the result may not be the expected one.
For example, with the current version of FireFox (available when this documentation was published), images in GIF format are not displayed properly.
This operating mode may be improved during the next upgraded versions of this browser.
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in browser code

The image saved in memory can be directly assigned to an Image control. Depending on the browser used, the result may not be the expected one.
For example, with the current version of FireFox (available when this documentation was published), images in GIF format are not displayed properly.
This operating mode may be improved during the next upgraded versions of this browser.
PHP

Pattern and 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.
Component: wd270pnt.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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