Updated 2013-11-24 00:07:03 by ABU

ABU 24-Nov-2013 - WinGdi 1.1 Released -- Added a full TestSuite, Bitmasks, bugfixing plus some minor WIN-Api

WinGdi is a package providing access to Windows's Graphics Device Interface (GDI).

This library deals with Device Contexts (DC), Bitmaps (DIB & DDB), Brushes, World-Transformations (rotation, scaling,...in real time!), BitBlitting, AlphaBlending ...

Just a screenshot of an included demo app

There's al lot of GDI stuff not included in Wingdi (graphics primitives, fonts, ...) just because WinGdi was developed as an experiment for playing with large/fullscreen images, trying to move, zoom, rotate and blend such images in real-time, without glitches and flickers.

And it works ! You can see some demos included within the pixmix package.

And the fun was it didn't require C-coding (*); thanks to ffidl, WinGdi was entirelly coded in Tcl.

(*) Actually, I wrote 10 lines of C-code ... (to be honest, WinGdi 1.1 comprises about 100 lines of C-code)

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WinGdi 1.1 [1] 24-Nov-2013

WinGdi 1.0 [2] 2-Oct-2013

Demos, TestSuite and full documentation included.

  WinGdi: What's New

1.0 -- First public version

1.1 -- TestSuite, Bitmasks, bugfixing and added  some minor WIN-Api

 * Added test suite
 * BUGFIX(minor)  - undefined var in WIN::GetObjectType
 * BUGFIX(severe) - TkPhoto2DIB and DIB2TkPhoto errors when DIB and TkPhoto
     have different dimensions.
     Note: this bug has no negative effects on pixmix package, since it always
      (internally) uses DIBs and TkPhotos with the same size
 *  Added  GetPixel/SetPixel
 *  Added  GetBkColor/GetBkColor
 *  Added  GetCurrentObject 
 *  Added  GetDCPenColor/SetDCPenColor
 *  Added  GetDCBrushColor
 *  GetDIBSectionInfo is now DEPRECATED ; use the new function "GetBitmapInfo" 
 *  GetDIBits/SetDIBits are now DEPRECATED; 
    use Tk2Photo2DIB/DIB2TkPhoto or load/saveBitmaskFile instead, or write a feature request.
 *  Added  InvertRect
 *  Added  CreateCompatibleBitmap 
 *  Added  MaskBlt
 *  Added  loadBitmaskData
 *  Added  loadBitmaskFile
 *  Added  GetBitmapData
 *  Added  saveBitmaskFile    

 * Added new package bitmask (object-oriented monochrome bitmaps)
 * QuickReference updates and corrections (Get/SetPixel, ...)