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nokturnal  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:54:04 AM(UTC)
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Hello,

I am attempting to draw text on a circle but before I touch on that, I think I need to understand the differences between GetGraphics vs GetAdvancedGraphics vs GetGdiPlusGraphics as the grahpics object they each return have completely different members (which is messing with me as I attempt to follow an example located: http://forums.aurigma.co...ound-edge.aspx#post14041). The differences between them also apply to their respective Font classes...

Can someone tell me why they are so fundamentally different and in what scenario you would use each one and why?

Thanks
Fedor  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:25:06 AM(UTC)
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Graphics Mill provides two drawing engines:
  • Aurigma.GraphicsMill.AdvancedDrawing.Graphics/GetAdvancedGraphics - a new API introduced in the version 7.
  • Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Drawing.Graphics/GetGraphics - an old API for backward compatibility.
The standard .NET System.Drawing.Graphics/GetGdiPlusGraphics API is available as well.

We recommend using the AdvancedDrawing API (GetAdvancedGraphics) as it has numerous benefits:
  • High quality
  • CMYK/Grayscale/16-bit per channel support
  • Vector output to PDF/EPS
You can find a full comparison of drawing engines here:

https://www.graphicsmill...tem-drawing-graphics.htm

The current version of Graphics Mill provides an API of rendering text on curve:

https://www.graphicsmill.com/doc...g-text.htm#DistortedText

You can use either PathText or RoundText to render a text on curve.

Edited by user Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:31:42 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Best regards,
Fedor Skvortsov
nokturnal  
#3 Posted : Friday, May 6, 2016 5:33:15 AM(UTC)
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Amazing! I used PathText to implement what I needed... WAY easier than doing that myself :) I have no idea how I missed PathText. Thanks for the support!
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