Hi gang! I am working on a project that allows users to specify the dimensions of line graphics (squares and circles) and either print the graphics or display them on a preview form.
I have two questions:
1. Is there any inherent advantages to Loading and Unloading a form versus Showing and Hiding it (RAM, speed, etc.)?
2. If I use the same mathematical calculations for drawing to the form that I use for the printer, I can take advantage of the Object object and just draw to the object. The disadvantage is that the preview can't show the entire length. I was considering scaling the preview calculation by some factor (say, 60%), but I would like to know if anyone has an elegant solution. One thing I haven't tried is using a Picturebox like Marco suggested several months ago. Would that handle the scaling automatically?