Category Archives: drawing

Display a colored battery status in C#

This is a minor update to the example Display battery status in a friendly way in C#. That example periodically checks the battery’s charge. It then draws textual and graphical indicators of the charge and plugged/unplugged status. That example was … Continue reading

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Find rectangles defined by a side and aspect ratio in C#

You probably haven’t needed to make your program draw rectangles that are defined by specifying one of its sides. I haven’t either, but I want this for another program that I plan to write. Of course a single side isn’t … Continue reading

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Make numbered buttons in C#

This program lets you create a sequence of images that look like numbered buttons. It’s another program that I seem to recreate periodically. Click the Background and Foreground color swatches to change those colors. Use the numeric up/down controls to … Continue reading

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Enlarge a polygon that has colinear vertices in C#

The example Enlarge a polygon in C# shows how you can expand a polygon. The basic idea is to offset each of the polygon’s edges away from the polygon’s center and then see where adjacent edges intersect as shown in … Continue reading

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Use the mouse wheel to scale images while cropping them to a desired aspect ratio in C#

This example adds mouse wheel support to the example Crop scaled images to a desired aspect ratio in C#. Some social media platforms work best with a 4:3 aspect ratio, so I use that example almost every day to crop … Continue reading

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Allow scrolling while making a hexagonal montage in C#

The example Make a hexagonal montage of pictures in C# shows how to make a hexagonal montage similar to the one shown above. I sometimes want to make a montage that is much bigger, and that example doesn’t let you … Continue reading

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Print product signs in C#

This is a program I recently wrote to print product signs for my bakery The Enchanted Oven. You can modify the code to use your product names and prices. In the program’s main form (upper left in the picture), select … Continue reading

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Allow scrolling while making a diagonal picture montage in C#

The post Make an improved diagonal picture montage in C# describes a program that lets you make a diagonal picture montage similar to the one shown above. I recently wanted to make a picture montage that was much bigger. There … Continue reading

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Let the user scribble on a background image in C#

The post Let the user scribble on a PictureBox in C# shows how you can let the user draw with the mouse. This example lets you load a background image. It also lets you save the result into an image … Continue reading

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Draw a radar chart in C#

A radar chart shows measurements along several axes that all radiate out from a common center. This lets you compare several properties for different objects at the same time. in a way, you can think of a radar chart as … Continue reading

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