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Issue 7.5

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Canvas 101

Canvas Basics

Issue: 7.5 (July/August 2009)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Beginners are often intimidated by the canvas control. It took me a while before I did much with it. A canvas is literally blank, an empty canvas if you will, ready for you to paint with code. So what do you do with it?

The most common use for a canvas is to display a picture. This is easily accomplished by simply dragging a canvas to a window and setting the canvas' backdrop property to a graphic you've imported into your project.

This technique is useful for displaying something simple like an application's logo or a background picture, and it has the key advantage of displaying within the IDE so you can see the result without having to compile and run your application.

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