Clear

Graphics.Clear method

Clears the graphics surface using the specified color.

public void Clear(Color color)
Parameter Type Description
color Color The color to clear the graphics surface by.

Examples

This examples make use of GraphicsPath and Graphics class to create and manipulate Figures on an Image surface. Example creates a new Image (of type Tiff), clears the surface and draws paths with the help of GraphicsPath class. At the end DrawPath method exposed by Graphics class is called to render the paths on surface.

[C#]

//Create an instance of FileStream
using (System.IO.FileStream stream = new System.IO.FileStream(@"C:\temp\output.tiff", System.IO.FileMode.Create))
{
    //Create an instance of TiffOptions and set its various properties
    Aspose.Imaging.ImageOptions.TiffOptions tiffOptions = new Aspose.Imaging.ImageOptions.TiffOptions(Imaging.FileFormats.Tiff.Enums.TiffExpectedFormat.Default);

    //Set the source for the instance of ImageOptions
    tiffOptions.Source = new Aspose.Imaging.Sources.StreamSource(stream);

    //Create an instance of Image 
    using (Aspose.Imaging.Image image = Aspose.Imaging.Image.Create(tiffOptions, 500, 500))
    {
        //Create and initialize an instance of Graphics class
        Aspose.Imaging.Graphics graphics = new Aspose.Imaging.Graphics(image);

        //Clear Graphics surface
        graphics.Clear(Color.Wheat);

        //Create an instance of GraphicsPath class
        Aspose.Imaging.GraphicsPath graphicspath = new Aspose.Imaging.GraphicsPath();

        //Create an instance of Figure class
        Aspose.Imaging.Figure figure = new Aspose.Imaging.Figure();

        //Add Shapes to Figure object
        figure.AddShape(new Aspose.Imaging.Shapes.RectangleShape(new Aspose.Imaging.RectangleF(10f, 10f, 300f, 300f)));
        figure.AddShape(new Aspose.Imaging.Shapes.EllipseShape(new Aspose.Imaging.RectangleF(50f, 50f, 300f, 300f)));
        figure.AddShape(new Aspose.Imaging.Shapes.PieShape(new Aspose.Imaging.RectangleF(new Aspose.Imaging.PointF(250f, 250f), new Aspose.Imaging.SizeF(200f, 200f)), 0f, 45f));

        //Add Figure object to GraphicsPath
        graphicspath.AddFigure(figure);

        //Draw path with Pen object of color Black
        graphics.DrawPath(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Black, 2), graphicspath);

        // save all changes.
        image.Save();
    }
}

This example uses Graphics class to create primitive shapes on the Image surface. To demonstrate the operation, the example creates a new Image in PNG format and draw primitive shapes on Image surface using Draw methods exposed by Graphics class

[C#]

//Creates an instance of FileStream
using (System.IO.FileStream stream = new System.IO.FileStream(@"C:\temp\output.png", System.IO.FileMode.Create))
{
    //Create an instance of PngOptions and set its various properties
    Aspose.Imaging.ImageOptions.PngOptions pngOptions = new Aspose.Imaging.ImageOptions.PngOptions();

    //Set the Source for PngOptions
    pngOptions.Source = new Aspose.Imaging.Sources.StreamSource(stream);

    //Create an instance of Image 
    using (Aspose.Imaging.Image image = Aspose.Imaging.Image.Create(pngOptions, 500, 500))
    {
        //Create and initialize an instance of Graphics class
        Aspose.Imaging.Graphics graphics = new Aspose.Imaging.Graphics(image);

        //Clear Graphics surface
        graphics.Clear(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Wheat);

        //Draw an Arc by specifying the Pen object having Black color, 
        //a Rectangle surrounding the Arc, Start Angle and Sweep Angle
        graphics.DrawArc(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Black, 2), new Aspose.Imaging.Rectangle(200, 200, 100, 200), 0, 300);

        //Draw a Bezier by specifying the Pen object having Blue color and co-ordinate Points.
        graphics.DrawBezier(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Blue, 2), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(250, 100), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(300, 30), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(450, 100), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(235, 25));

        //Draw a Curve by specifying the Pen object having Green color and an array of Points
        graphics.DrawCurve(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Green, 2), new[] { new Aspose.Imaging.Point(100, 200), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(100, 350), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(200, 450) });

        //Draw an Ellipse using the Pen object and a surrounding Rectangle
        graphics.DrawEllipse(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Yellow, 2), new Aspose.Imaging.Rectangle(300, 300, 100, 100));

        //Draw a Line 
        graphics.DrawLine(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Violet, 2), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(100, 100), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(200, 200));

        //Draw a Pie segment
        graphics.DrawPie(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Silver, 2), new Aspose.Imaging.Rectangle(new Aspose.Imaging.Point(200, 20), new Aspose.Imaging.Size(200, 200)), 0, 45);

        //Draw a Polygon by specifying the Pen object having Red color and an array of Points
        graphics.DrawPolygon(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Red, 2), new[] { new Aspose.Imaging.Point(20, 100), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(20, 200), new Aspose.Imaging.Point(220, 20) });

        //Draw a Rectangle
        graphics.DrawRectangle(new Aspose.Imaging.Pen(Aspose.Imaging.Color.Orange, 2), new Aspose.Imaging.Rectangle(new Aspose.Imaging.Point(250, 250), new Aspose.Imaging.Size(100, 100)));

        //Create a SolidBrush object and set its various properties
        Aspose.Imaging.Brushes.SolidBrush brush = new Aspose.Imaging.Brushes.SolidBrush();
        brush.Color = Color.Purple;
        brush.Opacity = 100;

        //Draw a String using the SolidBrush object and Font, at specific Point
        graphics.DrawString("This image is created by Aspose.Imaging API", new Aspose.Imaging.Font("Times New Roman", 16), brush, new Aspose.Imaging.PointF(50, 400));

        // save all changes.
        image.Save();
    }
}

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