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Graphics Programming with GDI+ by Mahesh Chand

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1.1. Understanding GDI+

If you want to write efficient and optimized graphics applications, it’s important to understand the GDI+ class library. In this section we will discuss how GDI+ is defined, and how it can be used in managed and unmanaged applications.

1.1.1. Definition

GDI+ is a library that provides an interface that allows programmers to write Windows and Web graphics applications that interact with graphical devices such as printers, monitors, or files.

All graphical user interface (GUI) applications interact with a hardware device (a monitor, printer, or scanner), that can represent the data in a human-readable form. However, there is no direct communication between a program and a device; otherwise, you would have to write user ...

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