Richard Newcombe takes a look at Bitmap Animations in VB.NET. VB6 made extensive use of API's to load and initialize large quantities of smaller images. .NET has the GDI+ dynamic library, with a large selection of graphic classes and functions, which means that we no longer require API's to manipulate images.
Latest GDI Articles
In this part of my series, I am going to cover the whole creation of all the shapes, and the game playing methods.
Discover how to render an image directly from a database using an IHttpHandler and how to modify the image on its way to the client using GDI+.
Round those corners and make your user interfaces a little jazzier with a rounded rectangle Panel control; a fun chunk of code to incorporate into your application.
Discover a utility for quickly obtaining and managing rectangles within rectangles. The rectangles then can be used to do things such as manage the layout of dynamically generated forms or visualize LINQ queries.
With this article, you will learn how to Crop, Zoom, and Rotate images. You also will learn how to make an Eyedropper, how to draw text, and how to make a moveable Selection.
Latest Developer VideosMore...
Latest CodeGuru Developer Columns
The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
String.format is not just a relic from a bygone era, but is actually still very useful even in today's brave new world. It’s time to dig into some data formatting!
Hannes du Preez explains what delegates are and how to use them to call managed and unmanaged code in VB.NET.
This article introduces you to Big Data, Apache Hadoop and MapReduce jobs. We will also learn how to create MapReduce jobs using C#.