In viewing and manipulating images, GDI+ provides significant improvements over its predecessor, GDI. In this chapter we will discuss the following topics:
As we said earlier, the graphics-related functionality in the .NET Framework class library is defined in the System.Drawing namespace and its helper namespaces. The imaging functionality is divided into two categories by separation into two namespaces. Basic imaging functionality is defined in the System.Drawing namespace; advanced imaging functionality is defined in the System.Drawing.Imaging namespace. This chapter covers the former; Chapter 8 will focus on the latter.