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To place a Graphic onto a Canvas you simply call canvas.draw(x,y,graphic). But how do I go the other
way i.e. I have drawn some stuff on the canvas and want
to make a Bitmap (Graphic) out of it?
I envision something like Copyrect where you would pass it a
rectangle and the Bitmap would be made from that.
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Question by:AndrewEarl
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JimBob091197 earned 300 total points
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Hi

The following code draws some lines on the form's canvas, copies that section of the form's canvas to a bitmap and saves the bitmap to disk.

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
    Bmp: TBitmap;
begin
    // Draw on form's canvas.
    Canvas.MoveTo(5, 5);
    Canvas.LineTo(90, 80);
    Canvas.Pen.Color := clRed;
    Canvas.LineTo(40, 90);

    // Create bitmap.
    Bmp := TBitmap.Create;
    Bmp.Height := 100;
    Bmp.Width := 100;

    // Copy form's canvas onto the bitmap.
    Bmp.Canvas.CopyRect(Rect(0, 0, 100, 100), Self.Canvas, Rect(0, 0, 100, 100));

    // Save bitmap, and free it.
    Bmp.SaveToFile('C:\Temp.bmp');
    Bmp.Free;
end;

Hope this helps you.
JB
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by:AndrewEarl
ID: 1349378
Thank you. Works well.

I'm actually using Tpicture, but I get the idea.
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