LinearGradientBrush with TransformationMatrix

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LinearGradientBrush with TransformationMatrix

Postby Ronnie Brunn » Sat, 18 Nov 2006 02:50:40 GMT


I'm using GDI+ to render SVG Data to EMF+-Metafiles.
Now I ran into a problem with linear gradients. Consider this SVG-file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
" http://www.**--****.com/ " [
	<!ENTITY ns_svg " http://www.**--****.com/ ">
	<!ENTITY ns_xlink " http://www.**--****.com/ ">
<svg  version="1.1" id="Layer_1" xmlns="&ns_svg;"
xmlns:xlink="&ns_xlink;" width="70.0009766" height="35"
	 viewBox="0 0 70.0009766 35" overflow="visible" enable-background="new
0 0 70.0009766 35" xml:space="preserve">
<linearGradient id="X2" gradientUnits="userSpaceOnUse" x1="479.2060547"
y1="618.0742188" x2="479.2060547" y2="613.9560547"
gradientTransform="matrix(0 -1 17 0 -10437.2431641 496.7466736)">
	<stop  offset="0" style="stop-color:#FCFCFC"/>
	<stop  offset="1" style="stop-color:#FFB376"/>
<polygon fill="url(#X2)" points="70.0009766,0 70.0009766,35 0,32 0,3

The renderer will convert it to something which basically looks like

	HDC tempDC = GetDC(hWnd);
	Gdiplus::Metafile outputfile (L"C:\\gradient.emf",
	ReleaseDC (hWnd,tempDC);
	Gdiplus::Graphics graphics(&outputfile);

	// the polygon
	Gdiplus::PointF aptfPolygon[4];
	Gdiplus::GraphicsPath polygon;

	// the gradient
	Gdiplus::LinearGradientBrush gradient (

	// the transformation
	Gdiplus::Matrix transform;

	// paint


The data in the svg file seems to be correct, since both IE with adobe
plugin and firefox with cairo render it correctly -
( http://www.**--****.com/ )

But gdi+ brakes the gradient, the relative position of the brush to the
polygon seems not to match. Am I missing something in the conversion or
should the above C++-Code not deliver the same image? Is something
special about the above numeric values which messes up GDI+?

p.s.: If you don't want to compile the stuff to know what I am talking
about ;-) just go to

gradient.svg  is the svg file quoted above
gradient.emf  the product of the c++ code
gradient.jpg  a screenshot from the webbrowser 



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