Category Archives: graphics

Graphically select hours in C#

The DateTimePicker control lets you select dates and date ranges, but there’s no standard control that lets you select hours. This example shows one way to do this with a PictureBox. A big part of this program is the DrawHours … Continue reading

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Draw the Weierstrass function in C#

The Weierstrass function was discovered by Karl Weierstrass in 1872. It’s an odd function that is continuous everywhere but differentiable nowhere. I’ll explain what that means shortly. Here’s the function: Here: The following two sections explain what it means to … Continue reading

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Recursively draw equations in C#

The basic idea for recursively drawing equations is simple. Well, sort of simple. Classes represent different kinds of equations. A particular class knows how to draw its kind of equation. It uses other classes to draw its pieces. For example, … Continue reading

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Draw improved text on a curve in C#

This example shows how to draw improved text along a curved path. The example Draw text on a curve in C# shows how to draw text along a curved path. Unfortunately the spacing between the letters is pretty mediocre in … Continue reading

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Animate rainbow colors in C#

The example Map numeric values to and from colors in a color gradient in C# draws a color gradient that uses rainbow colors. This example animates that one. When you click on the color gradient, the following code starts or … Continue reading

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Animate exploding 3-dimensional pie slices in C#

The example Draw 3-dimensional pie slices in C# shows how to highlight one or more 3-D pie slices by “exploding” them. This example draws even more attention to the exploded pie slices by animating their explosion. The program controls the … Continue reading

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Use the mouse wheel to scale an image in C#

This example lets you use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out on an image. To use the mouse wheel, the program needs to catch the MouseWheel event. Unfortunately that event isn’t listed in the Form Designer so you … Continue reading

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Calculate where a line segment and an ellipse intersect in C#

Finding the intersection between a line segment and an ellipse requires a lot of mathematics. It’s not particularly hard mathematics, but if you’d rather skip it, you can use the following links to jump to the other parts of this … Continue reading

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Make transparent button images in C#

It seems like I keep writing this program because I need to make button images fairly often. I wanted to use a simple image with a transparent background for a button image. Unfortunately MSPaint doesn’t know how to save images … Continue reading

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Draw “marching ants” dashed lines in C#

The example Draw dashed lines that are visible on any background in C# shows how to draw lines that are visible above any backgrounds. If the background is very cluttered, however, it may still be somewhat hard to see the … Continue reading

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