Solved

Display a Powerpack RectangleShape at runtime

Posted on 2009-05-08
2
909 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
The generation of the shape is controlled at runtime by data read from a file to set all the properties I care about e.g. Size, Location, Color, BorderWidth etc. Now, I would like to render it on a form. This should be trivial, but I can't just add it as a control so something different must be done...

Do I need to create some container on the form first, am I missing one of the commands to cause it to draw and/or connect it to a specific form, something else?? Probably a dumb question...
Dim rc As RectangleShape

        rc = New RectangleShape

        rc.Location = New Point(100, 100)

        rc.Size = New Point(150, 150)

        ' ... now what

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:MarkBottomley
2 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
ToddBeaulieu earned 125 total points
ID: 24338912
Check this out:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.visualbasic.powerpacks.rectangleshape.aspx

I whipped this example up...
    Private Sub DrawRectangle()

        Dim canvas As New Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.ShapeContainer

        Dim rect1 As New Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.RectangleShape
 

        ' Set the form as the parent of the ShapeContainer.

        canvas.Parent = Me
 

        With rect1

            ' Set the ShapeContainer as the parent of the RectangleShape.

            .Parent = canvas

            .BorderWidth = 2

            .BorderStyle = DashStyle.Solid

            .BorderColor = Color.DarkBlue
 

            .CornerRadius = 5

            .FillColor = Color.LightBlue

            .FillStyle = FillStyle.Solid

            .FillGradientStyle = FillGradientStyle.ForwardDiagonal

            .FillGradientColor = Color.AntiqueWhite
 

            ' Set the location and size of the rectangle.

            .Left = 10

            .Top = 10

            .Width = 100

            .Height = 100

        End With
 

    End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MarkBottomley
ID: 31579566
The addition of a Canvas is not obvious when just adding the PowerPack items in the form designer - thanks
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction When many people think of the WebBrowser (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2te2y1x6%28v=VS.85%29.aspx) control, they immediately think of a control which allows the viewing and navigation of web pages. While this is true, it's a…
The ECB site provides FX rates for major currencies since its inception in 1999 in the form of an XML feed. The files have the following format (reducted for brevity) (CODE) There are three files available HERE (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exch…
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now