Tag Archives: graphics

Draw a Sierpinski pentagon in C#

In a Sierpinski pentagon, larger pentagons are recursively divided into five smaller pentagons with a sixth uncolored pentagon in the center. The following picture shows the first four levels of the resulting fractal. For this example, I decided to think … Continue reading

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Draw ransom note text in a RichTextBox in C#

This example is similar to the post Draw ransom note text in C# but it writes text into a RichTextBox instead of on a PictureBox. This has the following advantages. The code is simpler The RichTextBox can arrange text more … Continue reading

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Draw ransom note text in C#

This example draws each of the characters in a string in a different random font to produce a ransom note text effect. The program starts by using the following code to create arrays holding font names and brushes from which … Continue reading

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Use an animated cursor in C#

This example doesn’t show how to use an animated cursor file such as an animated gif or png file. As far as I know, C# doesn’t support that kind of cursor. What this example does do is show how to … Continue reading

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Create ListView icons at run time in C#

The example Display large and small ListView icons in C# explains how to display ListView icons next to items. Basically, you place the images in two ImageList controls, set the ListView control’s LargeImageList and SmallImageList properties to those two controls, … Continue reading

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Draw a cursor and use it at run time in C#

It’s not too hard to draw a cursor and use it in a C# program. The basic approach is to create a Bitmap and then create a new Cursor object, passing its constructor the Bitmap object’s icon handle as given … Continue reading

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Fix rectangle SmoothingMode problems in C#

This example explains how to fix a rather obscure SmoothingMode problem. If you look closely at the PictureBox on the right in the picture, you’ll see that its top and leftmost pixels are not the same color as the rest … Continue reading

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Use a custom dash pattern with WPF and XAML in C#

My post Render dashed lines in a WPF program using C# explains how a WPF program can use C# code to render lines with a custom dash pattern onto a bitmap. This post shows how to use a custom dash … Continue reading

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Use StringFormat to align text in columns in C#

My previous post Use tabs and StringFormat to align text in C# showed how to use a StringFormat object to draw tab-delimited text in columns. Unfortunately, that method doesn’t give you control over how the values in each column are … Continue reading

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Use tabs and StringFormat to align text in C#

This example shows how you can use a StringFormat object to align tab-delimited text when drawing it on a window. The Graphics class’s DrawString method draws a string on a window, PictureBox, Bitmap, or other drawing surface. The DrawString method … Continue reading

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