Monthly Archives: July 2019

Serialize and deserialize multiple images in C#

This example shows how you can serialize and deserialize multiple images together in a single serialization. It also talks a bit about database design. (For more information about database design including this issue, see my book, Beginning Database Design Solutions.) … Continue reading

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Let the user drag pictures in a picture list in C#

The post Improve the picture list in C# showed how you can let the user add, remove ,and rearrange images in a picture list. To rearrange the list, the user right-clicks on a picture and selects Move Left or Move … Continue reading

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Improve the picture list in C#

My post Make a picture list in C# explained how you can make a picture list that lets the user add, remove, and rearrange pictures. This post adds a small improvement. The previous example displayed images in PictureBox controls with … Continue reading

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Make a picture list in C#

This example shows how to build a picture list that lets the user add, remove, and rearrange pictures at run time. If you right-click between two pictures or to the left or right of all of the pictures, the program … Continue reading

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Draw text with colors reversed along a sine wave in C#

The post Draw text with colors reversed along a diagonal line in C# demonstrated a general technique for splitting text (or any other image) into pieces that are drawn differently. That example showed how to draw text with some areas … Continue reading

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Draw text with colors reversed along a diagonal line in C#

The post Draw text with colors reversed in its upper and lower halves in C# showed how you can draw text that has upper and lower halves with colors switched. This example uses a similar technique to switch the colors … Continue reading

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Draw text with colors reversed in its upper and lower halves in C#

This example and the two that follow show how to draw text with an interesting visual effect. The idea is quite simple. Make two bitmaps showing the text with its different color schemes. Then use those images to fill different … Continue reading

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Draw random rectangles in C#

This example simply draws random rectangles on top of each other. It’s mostly straightforward, although it does contain a couple of techniques that are useful if you do a lot of graphics programming. When it starts, the following code performs … Continue reading

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Save a bitmap showing user drawn line segments in C#

The example Draw, move, and delete line segments in C# lets the user draw line segments, but it doesn’t include a way to save a bitmap showing the result. This example provides the same features as the previous one, plus … Continue reading

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Give an image an improved transparent background in C#

This example lets you make some pixels in an image part of a transparent background. Use the File menu to open an image file. When you click on the original image on the left, the program converts pixels that have … Continue reading

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