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Display a Powerpack RectangleShape at runtime

Posted on 2009-05-08
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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

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ToddBeaulieu earned 125 total points
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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

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