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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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GDI+ Architecture

To program with GDI+, you need to understand a few basic concepts, and you must be familiar with how the key classes are organized into certain .NET namespaces. This section outlines the logical structure of GDI+ and the organization of the most important GDI+ classes. We begin with the basic concept of painting.

Windows Forms Painting

Although not directly part of GDI+, an important part of the story of drawing in Windows is the painting architecture of Windows Forms. The relevant classes and structures are in the Windows.Forms namespace.

The base class for objects with a visual representation is Control, which implements basic functionality needed for displaying information to the user. This class handles user input via the ...

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