Microsoft ® Small Basic. Graphics Window. Estimated time to complete this lesson: 1 hour. Graphics Window. In this lesson, you will learn about:. Statements using the GraphicsWindow object. Properties of the GraphicsWindow object. Operations of the GraphicsWindow object.
Microsoft® Small Basic
Estimated time to complete this lesson: 1 hour
In this lesson, you will learn about:
So far, you have used the text window to understand the fundamentals of programming using Small Basic.
This lesson exposes you to some exciting graphic capabilities offered by Small Basic.
You start with a graphics window that you can display by using the GraphicsWindow object.
You use the GraphicsWindow object to display a graphics window and draw colorful shapes in it. To display the graphics window on your screen, you use the Show operation.
Let’s see how to use different properties of the GraphicsWindow object in a program…
You can also define the properties of the graphics window, such as its title, height, width, and background color.
Certain properties of the GraphicsWindow object help you enhance the shapes your create. Some of these properties are:
You can use operations along with properties to create colorful shapes in your program.
Let’s explore the different properties and operations of the GraphicsWindow object by writing a program to create shapes.
You can use a range of colors in the graphics window to create colorful shapes. Let’s take a look at a few colors supported by Small Basic.
You can also choose from a variety of other colors such as pink, orange, yellow, purple, brown, white, and gray.
Let’s take a look at another example that explores some more properties and operations of the GraphicsWindow object.
The output in this example displays a graphics window with a random-colored barcode-like design, accompanied by a secondary window—a message box.
Other operations used by the GraphicsWindow object include DrawImage and DrawResizedImage. Let’s look at an example…
The DrawImage operation draws the specified image onto the screen.
The DrawResizedImage operation draws the specified image onto the screen, in the size specified.
Congratulations! Now you know how to:
Write a program to display a graphics window and perform the following steps to explore your creativity: