ChartDirector 6.2 (.NET Edition)

BaseChart.setAntiAlias


Usage

[C#] public void setAntiAlias([ bool shapeAntiAlias [, int textAntiAlias ]]);
[VB] Public Sub setAntiAlias([ shapeAntiAlias As Boolean [, textAntiAlias As Integer ]])

Description

Controls whether anti-alias is used when drawing lines, shapes and text.

For anti-aliasing text, ChartDirector supports the following modes.

ConstantValueDescription
NoAntiAlias0Disable anti-alias when drawing text
AntiAlias1Use classical anti-alias when drawing text
AutoAntiAlias2Automatically determine if anti-alias should be used for the text. This is the default.

Since version 5.1, ChartDirector would automatically choose ClearType technology as the default anti-alias method. Earlier versions of ChartDirector did not support ClearType, and ChartDirector would choose classical anti-alias for large or bold fonts, and no anti-alias for small non-bold fonts.

To force ChartDirector to revert to pre-5.1 behaviour, you may add the following line into your license file:

@TextAA=CompatAntiAlias

ClearTypeColor[Method]Use ClearType technology when drawing text.
ClearTypeMono[Method]Use monochrome ClearType technology when drawing text.

Arguments

ArgumentDefaultDescription
shapeAntiAliastrueA true value enables anti-alias when drawing lines and shapes. A false value disables anti-alias when drawing lines and shapes
textAntiAliasAutoAntiAliasThe text anti-alias mode, which must be one of NoAntiAlias, AntiAlias, AutoAntiAlias, ClearTypeColor or ClearTypeMono.

Return Value

None