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C# No Flicker (Flicker Free) Animation

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C# No Flicker (Flicker Free) Animation

/*

Code revised from chapter 9

GDI+ Custom Controls with Visual C# 2005

By Iulian Serban, Dragos Brezoi, Tiberiu Radu, Adam Ward 

Language English

Paperback 272 pages [191mm x 235mm]

Release date July 2006

ISBN 1904811604

Sample chapter

http://www.packtpub.com/files/1604_CustomControls_SampleChapter.pdf

For More info on GDI+ Custom Control with Microsoft Visual C# book 

visit website www.packtpub.com 

*/ 

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.ComponentModel;

using System.Data;

using System.Drawing;

using System.Text;

using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace FlickerFree

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    public partial class Form1 : Form

    {

        public Form1()

        {

            InitializeComponent();

        }

        private void tbInterval_Scroll(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            scrollingText.ScrollTimeInterval = tbInterval.Value;

        }

        private void tbAmount_Scroll(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            scrollingText.ScrollPixelAmount = tbAmount.Value;

        }

        

        /// <summary>

        /// Required designer variable.

        /// </summary>

        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;

        /// <summary>

        /// Clean up any resources being used.

        /// </summary>

        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>

        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)

        {

            if (disposing && (components != null))

            {

                components.Dispose();

            }

            base.Dispose(disposing);

        }

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        #region Windows Form Designer generated code

        /// <summary>

        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify

        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.

        /// </summary>

        private void InitializeComponent()

        {

            this.scrollingText = new FlickerFree.ScrollingText();

            this.grpTrackerBars = new System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox();

            this.label1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();

            this.label2 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();

            this.tbAmount = new System.Windows.Forms.TrackBar();

            this.tbInterval = new System.Windows.Forms.TrackBar();

            this.grpTrackerBars.SuspendLayout();

            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.tbAmount)).BeginInit();

            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.tbInterval)).BeginInit();

            this.SuspendLayout();

            // 

            // scrollingText

            // 

            this.scrollingText.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightGray;

            this.scrollingText.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Verdana", 26.25F
, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((byte)(0)));

            this.scrollingText.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Navy;

            this.scrollingText.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(38, 29);

            this.scrollingText.Margin = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(12, 10, 12, 10);

            this.scrollingText.Name = "scrollingText";

            this.scrollingText.ScrollPixelAmount = 10;

            this.scrollingText.ScrollTimeInterval = 100;

            this.scrollingText.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(300, 80);

            this.scrollingText.TabIndex = 0;

            this.scrollingText.Text = "Scrolling Text that Scrolls";

            // 

            // grpTrackerBars

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            // 

            this.grpTrackerBars.Controls.Add(this.tbInterval);

            this.grpTrackerBars.Controls.Add(this.tbAmount);

            this.grpTrackerBars.Controls.Add(this.label2);

            this.grpTrackerBars.Controls.Add(this.label1);

            this.grpTrackerBars.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(38, 132);

            this.grpTrackerBars.Name = "grpTrackerBars";

            this.grpTrackerBars.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(322, 183);

            this.grpTrackerBars.TabIndex = 1;

            this.grpTrackerBars.TabStop = false;

            // 

            // label1

            // 

            this.label1.AutoSize = true;

            this.label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(7, 37);

            this.label1.Name = "label1";

            this.label1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(72, 13);

            this.label1.TabIndex = 0;

            this.label1.Text = "Scroll Amount";

            // 

            // label2

            // 

            this.label2.AutoSize = true;

            this.label2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(10, 134);

            this.label2.Name = "label2";

            this.label2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(71, 13);

            this.label2.TabIndex = 1;

            this.label2.Text = "Scroll Interval";

            // 

            // tbAmount

            // 

            this.tbAmount.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(101, 19);

            this.tbAmount.Maximum = 20;

            this.tbAmount.Name = "tbAmount";

            this.tbAmount.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(200, 45);

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            this.tbAmount.TabIndex = 2;

            this.tbAmount.Value = 1;

            this.tbAmount.Scroll += new System.EventHandler(this.tbAmount_Scroll);

            // 

            // tbInterval

            // 

            this.tbInterval.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(101, 123);

            this.tbInterval.Maximum = 500;

            this.tbInterval.Minimum = 10;

            this.tbInterval.Name = "tbInterval";

            this.tbInterval.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(200, 45);

            this.tbInterval.TabIndex = 3;

            this.tbInterval.TickFrequency = 10;

            this.tbInterval.Value = 100;

            this.tbInterval.Scroll += new System.EventHandler(this.tbInterval_Scroll);

            // 

            // Form1

            // 

            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);

            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;

            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(456, 332);

            this.Controls.Add(this.grpTrackerBars);

            this.Controls.Add(this.scrollingText);

            this.Name = "Form1";

            this.Text = "Form1";

            this.grpTrackerBars.ResumeLayout(false);

            this.grpTrackerBars.PerformLayout();

            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.tbAmount)).EndInit();

            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.tbInterval)).EndInit();

            this.ResumeLayout(false);

        }

        #endregion

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        private ScrollingText scrollingText;

        private System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox grpTrackerBars;

        private System.Windows.Forms.TrackBar tbInterval;

        private System.Windows.Forms.TrackBar tbAmount;

        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label2;

        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label1;

        

        [STAThread]

        static void Main()

        {

            Application.EnableVisualStyles();

            Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false);

            Application.Run(new Form1());

        }

    }

     public partial class ScrollingText : UserControl

    {

        private string text;

        private int scrollAmount = 10;

        private int position = 10;

        public ScrollingText()

        {

            InitializeComponent();

        }

        private void ScrollingText_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            this.ResizeRedraw = true;

            if (!this.DesignMode)

            {

                scrollTimer.Enabled = true;

            }

        }

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        private void scrollTimer_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            position += scrollAmount;

            this.Invalidate();

        }

        [Browsable(true),DesignerSerializationVisibility(DesignerSerializationVisibility.Visible)]

        public override string Text

        {

            get

            {

                return text;

            }

            set

            {

                text = value;

                this.Invalidate();

            }

        }

        public int ScrollTimeInterval

        {

            get

            {

                return scrollTimer.Interval;

            }

            set

            {

                scrollTimer.Interval = value;

            }

        }

        public int ScrollPixelAmount

        {

            get

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            {

                return scrollAmount;

            }

            set

            {

                scrollAmount = value;

            }

        }

        private void ScrollingText_Paint(object sender, PaintEventArgs e)

        {

        }

        protected override void OnPaint(System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs e)

        {

            // to avoid a design-time error we need to add the following line

            if (e.ClipRectangle.Width == 0)

            {

                return;

            }

            base.OnPaint(e);

            if (position > this.Width)

            {

                // Reset the text to scroll back onto the control.

                position = -(int)e.Graphics.MeasureString(text, this.Font).Width;

            }

            // Create the drawing area in memory.

            // Double buffering is used to prevent flicker.

            Bitmap bufl = new Bitmap(e.ClipRectangle.Width, e.ClipRectangle.Height);

            Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage(bufl);

            g.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(this.BackColor), e.ClipRectangle);

            g.DrawString(text, this.Font, new SolidBrush(this.ForeColor), position, 0);

            // Render the finished image on the form.  

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            e.Graphics.DrawImageUnscaled(bufl, 0, 0);

            g.Dispose();

        }

/// <summary> 

        /// Required designer variable.

        /// </summary>

        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;

        /// <summary> 

        /// Clean up any resources being used.

        /// </summary>

        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>

        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)

        {

            if (disposing && (components != null))

            {

                components.Dispose();

            }

            base.Dispose(disposing);

        }

        #region Component Designer generated code

        /// <summary> 

        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify 

        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.

        /// </summary>

        private void InitializeComponent()

        {

            this.components = new System.ComponentModel.Container();

            this.scrollTimer = new System.Windows.Forms.Timer(this.components);

            this.SuspendLayout();

            // 

            // scrollTimer

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            // 

            this.scrollTimer.Tick += new System.EventHandler(this.scrollTimer_Tick);

            // 

            // ScrollingText

            // 

            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);

            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;

            this.Name = "ScrollingText";

            this.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(400, 100);

            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.ScrollingText_Load);

            this.Paint += new System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventHandler(this.ScrollingText_Paint);

            this.ResumeLayout(false);

        }

        #endregion

        internal System.Windows.Forms.Timer scrollTimer;

    }

           

       

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