Naming Conventions

The TBitmap32 class provides quite a number of methods that draw single pixel width lines. The names of these methods start with either Line, LineTo, HorzLine or VertLine and can include one or more of the following postfixes:

Postfix Brief Description Sample (magnified × 4) Examples
none
 
Methods without modifiers offer maximum perfomance. Lines are rendered without anti-aliasing and without color blending. No line clipping is performed so coordinates are expected to be within bitmap boundaries. (If they aren't, exceptions will be raised.)
Line
HorzLine
         
S
Safe
Line clipping is performed when coordinates extend beyond bitmap boundaries.
This modifier can be combined with any one of the anti-aliasing or transparent modifiers below (T, A, X or F) and also with the stippling (P) modifier.
[same as above]
LineS
LineToAS
         
T
Transparent
Semi-transparent lines are merged onto the background image (though still without anti-aliasing).
LineT
LineTS
A
Anti-aliased
Uses a modified version of Bresenham’s algorithm (also known as Wu’s antialiasing).
LineA
X
Fixed
Coordinates are in TFixed format.
These methods also employ a more sophisticated antialiasing algorithm than that used in the 'A' methods above.
LineX
LineXS
F
Float
Coordinates are in TFloat format.
These methods employ the antialiasing algorithm that's used in the 'X' methods.
[same as above]
LineF
LineFS
         
P
Stippling
Line Stippling effects include color gradients and dashed lines (See Line Patterns).
This modifier must be combined with one of the anti-aliasing or transparent modifiers above.
LineFSP
         
         
All the methods listed above draw line segments that are a single pixel wide.
To draw thicker lines, see the Polyline and PolyPolyline functions in the GR32_Polygons unit. These functions also produce better anti-aliase blending over fully transparent backgrounds (when compared with X & F modified methods above).
Polyline

See Also

Line Patterns, Changes, Contacts, Donate, Features, License, TBitmap32, GR32_Polygons, Polyline, PolyPolyline