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Graphics Tools provides complete, high-resolution
capabilities for all of your 32-bit PowerBASIC applications!
was designed to make sophisticated
drawing functions truly easy in PowerBASIC for Windows
and PB/DLL programs. (Graphics Tools can be used
with PB/CC if you also use Console Tools.)
Just tell Graphics Tools how large you want your drawing
window to be, and start drawing!
No handles, no "device contexts", no API calls, no WM_PAINT
messages... just dozens and dozens of easy-to-use functions like DrawCircle, DrawArc, DrawMultiLine, DrawCube, DisplayBitmap, StretchImage, and GfxPrintWindow! A complete function
list is provided HERE.
- Create and display high-resolution
images up to the maximum size and color depth allowed
- Create multiple drawing windows
in the same program
- Movable, sizable, and stretchable
- Easy to use "pens and brushes"
- Use standard Windows RGB Colors
or the easy-to-learn HSW Color System, which makes
colors like Yellow, Pink, and Orange much easier to
- A complete set of drawing
functions, everything from straight lines, circles,
and rectangles to Bezier Curves and x-pointed
stars. You can even draw Windows elements
- Realistic 3D figures like cylinders, tubes, bars, and wedges are perfect
for drawing charts, graphs, flow charts, and other
- The Pro version's flexible Gradient
Generator can be used to create stunning special effects.
Click HERE for
many different examples.
- Automatic scaling of all drawing
operations. No more re-calculating your coordinates
every time you change the drawing window size.
- Use the default "world" or define
your own coordinate system
- Clip Areas make drawing complex
figures a snap
- XOR drawing and erasing, and 15
other drawing modes
- Import bitmaps, icons, and cursors
-- including animated cursors -- plus many additional
image formats (JPEG, WMF, etc.) as supported by Windows.
- Stretch, crop, and flip imported
- Save your images as bitmap or JPEG
- Print all or part of any image
on almost any printer
- Two different "temporary" drawing
- Draw text using multiple fonts
in any size/weight/color/angle/etc, with built-in
special effects like shadows, outlines, raised/sunken
effects, and colored edges. And wait until you
- Built-in pop-up dialogs for color
selection, file selection, page setup, and printer
- Dozens of convenient utility functions
- Works with any version of Windows from Windows 95 through Windows 7.
- Lots of sample programs are included
- And Perfect Sync's documentation
has been called "outstanding"! At over 500 pages,
it is provided as both a Help File and a printable
Those are just the highlights!
For a more detailed description of Graphics Tools, click
To find out which features are included
in the Standard and Pro versions of Graphics Tools,
Graphics Tools is 100% compatible
with the PowerBASIC For Windows compilers versions 7, 8, 9, and 10 as well as PB/DLL
And Graphics Tools is compatible with versions 1 through 6 of the PowerBASIC Console Compiler (PB/CC) provided that you use it in conjunction with Console Tools which is available separately.
The Graphics Tools OCX is also fully
compatible with Microsoft Visual Basic 4.x, 5.x, and
6.x, so you can use Graphics Tools for even more of
your programming projects!
Graphics Tools is provided as both
a standard OCX and DLL so it is compatible with the
great majority of 32-bit Windows programming languages,
but header files are currently available only for PB
and VB. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire
about other languages.
Graphics Tools Standard just $69.95!
This license allows you to install
Graphics Tools on a single development computer, and
to distribute the Graphics Tools Standard
Runtime Files with your applications.
Graphics Tools Pro
This license allows you to install
Graphics Tools Pro on up
to four (4) development computers, and to distribute
the Graphics Tools Pro Runtime Files with your applications. Graphics Tools Pro provides a large number of functions
that are not present in the Standard version.
See What's the
Difference Between Standard and Pro for more information.
To use Graphics Tools with the PowerBASIC
Console Compiler (PB/CC) Console Tools
is required. Simply order 1) either Graphics Tools Standard or Pro
and 2) either Console Tools Standard or Pro,
depending on your preferences.
The version of Console Tools that
you choose has no effect on the graphics capabilities,
so if all you need is "console graphics" you can choose
the less expensive Console Tools Standard
version, with your choice of either
Graphics Tools Standard or Pro. But if
you also want GUI tools like Pulldown and Popup Menus,
and many other
Console Tools Pro features
you have the option of choosing the Pro version
of Console Tools.