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Declares the default background color for the rectangles, circles, ... used:
  • in an Image control,
  • in an Image variable.
    Windows MobilePHP This type of variable is not available.
Versions 16 and later
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
New in version 16
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for 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.
Versions 24 and later
Android The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Android applications.
Java The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Java applications.
New in version 24
Android The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Android applications.
Java The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Java applications.
Android The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Android applications.
Java The syntax that manages the Color type is now available for Java applications.
// Initialize the drawing in an Image control
dStartDrawing(IMG_Drawing)
 
// Declare the background color of different drawings
// made in the Image control
dBackground(LightGreen)
Versions 24 and later
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileiPhone/iPadUser code (UMC)Ajax
// Declare the background color of different drawings
// made in the Image control IMG_Drawing
dBackground(IMG_Drawing, LightGreen)
New in version 24
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileiPhone/iPadUser code (UMC)Ajax
// Declare the background color of different drawings
// made in the Image control IMG_Drawing
dBackground(IMG_Drawing, LightGreen)
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileiPhone/iPadUser code (UMC)Ajax
// Declare the background color of different drawings
// made in the Image control IMG_Drawing
dBackground(IMG_Drawing, LightGreen)
Syntax
dBackground([<Image>, ] <Color> [, <Fill style> [, <Type of hatching> [, <Opacity>]]])
<Image>: Optional control name or optional Image, WDPic or picLayer variable
Versions 24 and later
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileAndroidiPhone/iPadJavaUser code (UMC) Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • on behalf of an Variable of type Image.
    Windows Mobile This type of variable is not available.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
New in version 24
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileAndroidiPhone/iPadJavaUser code (UMC) Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • on behalf of an Variable of type Image.
    Windows Mobile This type of variable is not available.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileAndroidiPhone/iPadJavaUser code (UMC) Image to use. This image can correspond to:
  • the name of an Image control.
  • on behalf of an Variable of type Image.
    Windows Mobile This type of variable is not available.
If this parameter is not specified, it is necessary to define the drawing destination with dStartDrawing.
<Color>: Integer or constant
Default background color of different drawings. This color can correspond to:
  • an RGB color (returned by RGB),
  • an HSL color (returned by HSL),
  • a preset color of WLanguage.
  • an Color variable. In this case, the opacity specified in the variable is taken into account.
    Windows MobilePHP Not available.
<Fill style>: Optional integer or Integer constant
Default background fill of different drawings:
BackgroundHatchedBackground filled with hatching.
Corresponds to value 2 for compatibility.
BackgroundSolid
(Default value)
Solid background.
Corresponds to value 0 for compatibility.
BackgroundTransparentTransparent background (<Color> is ignored).
Corresponds to value 1 for compatibility.

Universal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile This value is ignored. In this version, you cannot hatch the background of a drawing.
iPhone/iPad The drawing of hatching is not supported.
<Type of hatching>: Optional integer
Type of background hatching used by default in the different drawings. To use this parameter, the value of <Fill style> must be equal to 2. If the value of <Fill style> is different from 2, <Type of hatching> is ignored. The different types of hatching are:
  • 0: Horizontal hatching
  • 1: Vertical hatching
  • 2: Diagonal hatching at 60%
  • 3: Diagonal hatching at 120%
  • 4 (by default): Criss-crossed hatching
  • 5: Diagonal crossed hatching
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile This value is ignored. In this version, you cannot hatch the background of a drawing.
<Opacity>: Optional integer
Opacity of color, included between 0 (transparent) and 255 (opaque). An opacity set to 128 is used to blend 50% of the color with the existing color found in the control.
Remarks:
  • This opacity will be taken into account if the drawing has been initialized with the constant dWithOpacity (function dStartDrawing).
  • Versions 23 and later
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
    New in version 23
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
Remarks

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
    Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPadJavaUser code (UMC) 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. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    New in version 24
    Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPadJavaUser code (UMC) 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. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPadJavaUser code (UMC) 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. The dStartDrawing function becomes unnecessary. This function must be deleted.
    Versions 25 and later
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    New in version 25
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
    AndroidJava This syntax is now available.
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.
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: wd260pnt.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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