CURVE

typedef struct tagCurve 
{ 
   L_UINT uStructSize; 
   L_INT nType; 
   L_INT nPointCount; 
   L_POINT *pPoints; 
   L_UINT uFillMode; 
   L_DOUBLE dTension; 
   L_INT nClose; 
   L_INT nReserved; 
} CURVE, *pCURVE; 

The CURVE structure defines a curve for the L_SetBitmapRgnCurve function and the L_CurveToBezier function.

Member Description
uStructSize Size of this structure in bytes, for versioning. Use the sizeof() operator to calculate this value.
nType Flag that indicates the type of curve defined. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  CURVE_BEZIER The points specified in the pPoints field define a Bezier curve.
  CURVE_STANDARD The points specified in the pPoints field define a standard curve.
  CURVE_NATURAL_CUBIC_SPLINE The points specified in the pPoints field define a natural cubic spline curve.
nPointCount Number of points in the pPoints array.
  If nType is CURVE_BEZIER, nPointCount must be 3n + 4, where n >= 0. For example, nPointCount can be 4, 7, 10, 13, and so on.
  If nType is CURVE_STANDARD, nPointCount must be greater than or equal to 3. For example, nPointCount can be 3, 4, 5, 6, and so on.
  If nType is CURVE_NATURAL_CUBIC_SPLINE, nPointCount must be greater than or equal to 3. For example, nPointCount can be 3, 4, 5, 6, and so on.
pPoints Pointer to an array of L_POINT structures that contain the points that define the curve.
uFillMode Flag that indicates how to handle complex crossing lines. The following are valid values, which are illustrated below:
  Value Meaning
  L_POLY_WINDING [0] All pixels that are inside the resulting exterior lines are in the region.
  L_POLY_ALTERNATE [1] The region includes the area between odd-numbered and even-numbered polygon sides on each scan line.
    image\starcurve8.gif
dTension Value that indicates the "straightness" of the curves that connect points. This value is used only when nType is CURVE_STANDARD. Valid values are between 0.0 and 1.0, where 0.0 indicates straight lines, and 1.0 indicates lines with the highest curvature. A typical value for dTension is 0.5.
  image\Tension.gif
nClose Value that indicates how the curve is closed. This value is used only when nType is CURVE_STANDARD. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  CURVE_NO_CLOSE [0x0] For n points, draw (n - 3) segments. For example, for points {P0, P1, P2, P3, P4}, draw segments P1P2 and P2P3.
  CURVE_CLOSE [0x1] For n points draw (n) segments. For example, for points {P0, P1, P2, P3, P4}, draw segments P0P1, P1P2, P2P3, P3P4, P4P0.
  CURVE_PARTIAL_CLOSE [0x2] For n points draw (n - 1) segments. For example, for points {P0, P1, P2, P3, P4}, draw segments P0P1, P1P2, P2P3, P3P4 (but not P4P0).
  In the following diagram, the resulting region is shown in gray.
  image\CurveClose.gif
nReserved Reserved for future use.

Comments

The CURVE structure is used by the L_SetBitmapRgnCurve function to draw a curve using an array of POINT items. It is also used by the L_CurveToBezier function to convert a curve to a Bezier. The CURVE structure can define three types of curves:

Some functions which take this structure as a parameter require that the structure be initialized prior to the function call. You must set the uStructSize member to the total size, in bytes, of the structure. Use the sizeof() operator to calculate this value. Functions that do not require the structure be initialized will take the total size of the structure, in bytes, as an additional function parameter.

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