Mahesh Chand Graphics Programming with GDI+

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Graphics Programming with GDI+

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Graphics Programming in GDI+ is an in-depth treatment on writing effective graphics applications for the .NET Framework. The book begins with an introduction to GDI+ and the basics of graphics programming in Windows. The core of the book is a hands-on guide to practical topics, including how to use Windows Forms and optimize GDI+ performance. Chapters demonstrate how to develop real-world tools such as GDI+Painter, GDI+Editor, ImageViewer, and ImageAnimator. The author provides extensive reusable sample code in C# throughout, and complete downloadable source code in C# and Visual Basic .NET is available online, as are color versions of screen shots from the book.

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Graphics Programming with GDI+ explores and exploits a wonderful range of GDI+ programming concepts, techniques, and applications for programmers of beginner to intermediate abilities. Being a prolific contributor to the Internet community of developers, Mahesh Chand is offering what seems to be a natural extension of what he does best—sharing his programming skills with other talented programmers. Each chapter compels to the next.”

         —Jason Hattingh, Director, Greystone Digital FX

“Mahesh does a very good job getting .NET developers up to speed using the GDI+ features supported in the .NET Framework. There is good coverage of graphics fundamentals that helps the reader better understand the concepts of graphics programming with GDI+, and there are some excellent sample applications that demonstrate the graphics topics covered to reinforce the concepts presented.”

         —Charles G. Parker, President, Parallel Consulting, Inc.

Graphics Programming with GDI+ is a comprehensive reference for anyone who wants to leverage this technology. It presents a clear discussion of the topics in such a manner that is comprehensible to the beginner, but sufficiently in-depth to challenge seasoned programmers.”

         —Deborah J. Bechtold, MCSD, MCDBA

"This is the most comprehensive book about graphics programming using GDI+ so far. This book will be a very useful handbook for everyone who does graphics programming for Windows."

         —Min Liu, Software Design Engineer of GDI+, Microsoft Corporation

Graphics Programming with GDI+ is the .NET developer's guide to writing graphics applications for Windows and the Web. Through the use of detailed examples it provides experienced programmers with a deep understanding of the entire GDI+ API defined in the .NET Framework class library.

The book begins with an introduction to GDI+ and the basics of graphics programming in Windows. The core of the book is a hands-on guide to practical topics, including how to use Windows Forms and optimize GDI+ performance. Chapters demonstrate how to develop real-world tools such as GDI+Painter, GDI+Editor, ImageViewer, and ImageAnimator. The author provides extensive reusable sample code in C# throughout, and complete downloadable source code in C# and Visual Basic .NET is available online, as are color versions of screen shots from the book.

Key topics include:

  • How GDI+ compares to GDI
  • How GDI+ is defined and used in the .NET Framework
  • How to draw, paint, and fill graphics objects
  • Viewing and manipulating images
  • Transforming graphics objects, images, and colors
  • Printing in .NET
  • How to develop GDI+ Web applications
  • How to optimize drawing quality and performance
  • Interactive color blending and transparent colors
  • GDI interoperability
  • Answers to frequently asked GDI+ questions

Graphics Programming in GDI+ is the most in-depth treatment available on writing effective graphics applications for the .NET Framework.



About the Author:

Mahesh Chand is a .NET consultant and the founder and administrator of two popular community Web sites, www.c-sharpcorner.com and www.mindcracker.com. He has been working with .NET since the pre-beta releases. Mahesh is the author of A Programmer¿s Guide to ADO.NET in C# (APress, 2002) and coauthor of Applied ADO.NET (APress, 2003).



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