[Lazarus] Metafile support

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 13:57:43 CEST 2011

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho
<felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>as opposed to using so Windows APIs
>> The code I found does indeed use WinAPI, so it is Windows-specific.
>> However, the upside is that it is relatively simple and possibly more efficient
>> then hand-made implementation.
>> Variants for other platforms may use corresponding libraries, like libwmf
>> I think the difference is similar to LCL vs FPGUI -- "native look and speed"
>> vs "portability and common code".

If you really dont want to implement a WMF writer, then I suggest that
you use libwmf to implement a writer backend for fpvectorial. This way
when someone implements a native WMF writer TAChart can be changed
with a single line of code to use the new native writer.

Adding support for the missing parts in the data structures of
fpvectorial is trivial and I will do that in the next few days.

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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