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    Where's all of the MSDN docmentation for GDI+

    I want to use GDI+ in VB6, and I just looked here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx hoping to see a complete reference for GDI+ functions. However they only have links to documentation on 12 functions. I know that GDI+ must have MANY more functions than that. Where can I find complete official documentation on ALL of the GDI+ functions?

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    Re: Where's all of the MSDN docmentation for GDI+

    Without a wrapper library all you can call from VB6 are those operations encompassed by the GDI+ Flat API.

    This was designed to be used by C programmers, not VB programmers. C++ programmers have the class wrappers Microsoft provides, but no effort was ever made to provide a VB-friendly API to GDI+.

    On Windows "Cairo" might be the only wrapper library left standing now. I don't recall any others that ever had even half of its minor success, somewhat hindered by being an attempt to graft a generic multi-platform API on top of GDI+. I heard about a more recent one called "Fog/Blend2D" but I've never seen it used from VB programs.

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    Re: Where's all of the MSDN docmentation for GDI+

    Thread moved to Classic VB from CodeBank, which is for completed snippets rather than questions.
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    Re: Where's all of the MSDN docmentation for GDI+

    Here is one of my favorite sites to get more details of the GDI+ functions.
    http://www.jose.it-berater.org/gdiplus/iframe/index.htm
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