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How to draw a hexagon in java

Posted on 2004-09-27
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This should be easy, but I'm having a difficult time finding the answer. I'm trying to draw a regular hexagon.

How do I draw a line 100 pixels long, then draw another line that is 100 pixels long at a 120 degree angle from where the first line ended?

If it's not much harder, what is the best way to draw an entire hexagon like this given the absolute center?
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try the following:

    Polygon getHexagon(int x, int y, int h)
    {
        Polygon hexagon = new Polygon();

        double a;
        for (int i=0; i < 7; i++)
        {
           double a = Math.PI / 3.0 * i;
           hexagon.addPoint((int)(Math.round(x + Math.sin(a) * h)), (int)(Math.round(y + Math.cos(a) * h)));
        }
        return hexagon;
    }
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That worked perfectly, thanks.
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