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Delphi for .NET Developer’s Guide by Xavier Pacheco

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Fundamental Concepts

Before delving into the examples, let’s go over a few fundamental concepts about GDI+ programming.

The GDI+ Namespaces

The GDI+ related classes are defined in the following namespaces:

  • System.Drawing Provides basic graphics classes such as Bitmap, Font, Brushes, Graphics, Icon, Image, Pen, Region, etc.

  • System.Drawing.Drawing2D Provides advanced two-dimensional and vector graphics classes such as the LinearGradientBrush and the Matrix classes.

  • System.Drawing.Imaging Provides advanced imaging functionality classes.

  • System.Drawing.Printing Provides classes dealing with printing.

  • System.Drawing.Text Contains classes with typography support.

This chapter only covers classes contained in the first two namespaces listed. It does ...

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