Graphics::DrawImage(Image*,constPointF*,INT) method (gdiplusgraphics.h)

The Graphics::DrawImage method draws an image.


Status DrawImage(
  [in] Image        *image,
  [in] const PointF *destPoints,
  [in] INT          count


[in] image

Type: Image*

Pointer to an Image object that specifies the source image.

[in] destPoints

Type: const PointF*

Pointer to an array of PointF objects that specify the area, in a parallelogram, in which to draw the image.

[in] count

Type: INT

Integer that specifies the number of elements in the destPoints array.

Return value

Type: Status

If the method succeeds, it returns Ok, which is an element of the Status enumeration.

If the method fails, it returns one of the other elements of the Status enumeration.


The value of the count parameter must equal 3 to specify the coordinates of the upper-left corner, upper-right corner, and lower-left corner of the parallelogram. The coordinate of the lower-right corner is calculated using the three given coordinates, the width, and the height of the image. The image is scaled to fit the parallelogram.


The following example draws an image.

VOID Example_DrawImage3(HDC hdc)

   Graphics graphics(hdc);

   // Create an Image object.
   Image image(L"climber.jpg");

   // Create an array of PointF objects that specify the destination of the image.
   PointF destPoints[3] = {
   PointF(30.0f, 30.0f),
   PointF(250.0f, 50.0f),
   PointF(175.0f, 120.0f)};

   PointF* pdestPoints = destPoints;

   // Draw the image.
   graphics.DrawImage(&image, pdestPoints, 3);

The following illustration shows the output of the preceding code.

Illustration showing a previously-rectangular image that has been sheared to a parallelogram


Minimum supported client Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header gdiplusgraphics.h (include Gdiplus.h)
Library Gdiplus.lib
DLL Gdiplus.dll

See also

Drawing, Positioning, and Cloning Images



Loading and Displaying Bitmaps