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Vcl.Graphics.TCustomCanvasSystem.Classes.TPersistentSystem.TObjectTCanvas

Delphi

TCanvas = class(TCustomCanvas)

C++

class PASCALIMPLEMENTATION TCanvas : public TCustomCanvas

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Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
class public
Vcl.Graphics.pas
Vcl.Graphics.hpp
Vcl.Graphics Vcl.Graphics

Description

TCanvas provides an abstract drawing space for objects that must render their own images.

Use TCanvas as a drawing surface for objects that draw an image of themselves. Standard window controls such as edit controls or list boxes do not require a canvas, as they are drawn by the system.

TCanvas provides properties, events, and methods that assist in creating an image by:

  • Specifying the type of brush, pen, and font to use.
  • Drawing and filling a variety of shapes and lines.
  • Writing text.
  • Rendering graphic images.
  • Enabling a response to changes in the current image.

TCanvas has two descendants, TControlCanvas and TMetafileCanvas, which assist in drawing images of controls and in creating metafile images for objects.

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