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Posted on 1998-10-06
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How can I create an offscreen buffer in which I will be able to draw text, lines, circles etc? How will this buffer be of type 'metafile'?
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Create a form and load this form.
You can draw on the form as much as you look and it is invisible.
As soon as you do formx.show the form will be visible
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by:vasiliou
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Is this the only way? Can't I do something like

Dim pic as StdPicture
pic.type=vbCFMetafile
pic.line (0,0)-(100,100)

Of course I can't do this! I've tried it! What I want to know with this comment is can I do something LIKE this and not have a form object? StdPicture cannot be instantiated?
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The form has a picture object so most likely the code below will work but I haven't tried it.

form.picture.type=vbCFMetafile
form.picture.line (0,0)-(100,100)
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