geomobjs(3U) InterViews Reference Manual geomobjs(3U)

NAME¶

PointObj, LineObj, BoxObj, MultiLineObj, FillPolygonObj, Extent - helper classes that manage geometric information for structured graphics

SYNOPSIS¶

#include <Unidraw/Graphic/geomobjs.h>

DESCRIPTION¶

Unidraw defines several helper classes that store and manage geometric information. Structured graphics objects may use these helper classes to support their semantics. PointObj stores a point, LineObj stores two points, and MultiLineObj stores any number of points. BoxObj and FillPolygonObj define rectangular and polygonal areas, respectively. Extent stores extent information, that is, the lower left corner and center of a bounding box plus a fixed amount of extra space around the bounding box. All these classes provide operations for computing geometric information.

POINTOBJ PUBLIC OPERATIONS¶

Construct a PointObj, supplying either two Coords or another PointObj to specify the instance's coordinates, which are stored in its _x and _y public members.
Return the distance between this and the given PointObj.

LINEOBJ PUBLIC OPERATIONS¶

Construct a LineObj, supplying either two coordinate pairs or another LineObj to specify the instance's endpoints, which are stored in its _p1 and _p2 public members.
Return whether this contains the given point and intersects the given line, respectively.
A helper function used in Intersects. Same returns a positive value if p1 and p2 fall on the same side of the line, 0 if both points fall on the line, or a negative value if the points are on opposite sides of the line.

BOXOBJ PUBLIC OPERATIONS¶

Construct a BoxObj, supplying either two coordinate pairs or another BoxObj to specify the instance's bottom-left and top-right corners, which are stored in its _left, _bottom, _right, and _top public members.
Return whether this contains the given point and intersects the given box or line, respectively.
Compute the intersection (-) or union (+) of this and the given box, returning the result. These operations do not affect this or their argument.
Return true if this falls completely within the given box. Within will also return true if the boxes are identical.

MULTILINEOBJ PUBLIC OPERATIONS¶

Create a MultiLineObj, optionally supplying coordinate arrays (and their size) that define the vertices of the multiline. The MultiLineObj does not copy these arrays but stores them directly. The MultiLineObj stores this information in its _x, _y, and _count public members.
Calculate the bounding box circumscribing the MultiLineObj's vertices and store it in the argument.
Return whether this contains the given point and intersects the given box or line, respectively.
Return true if this falls completely within the MultiLineObj's bounding box. Within will also return true if the boxes are identical.
Linearize the open or closed B-Spline defined by the given set of control points and store the result in this. These operations store the linearized result in internal buffers and assign the addresses of these buffers to _x and _y; they do not delete _x and _y if they are non-nil prior to assignment.

MULTILINEOBJ PROTECTED OPERATIONS¶

Increase the size of the internal buffers used to store linearized splines.
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Return whether two connected line segments defined by the given three points can be approximated visually with a single line between the endpoints.
Add a line to the internal buffer of vertices.
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Add lines approximating the appearance of a Bezier arc defined by the given points to the internal buffer of vertices.
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Add a Bezier arc to the internal buffer of vertices based on a series of four B-spline control points, the one before and the two after (cx, cy).

FILLPOLYGONOBJ PUBLIC OPERATIONS¶

Create a new FillPolygonObj, optionally specifying its vertices. If vertices are supplied, then the constructor uses Normalize (described below) to store a normalized set of vertices in the FillPolygonObj's _normx, _normy, and _normCount public members. FillPolygonObj is a subclass of MultiLineObj; thus it stores the constructor arguments in its _x, _y, and _count public members.
The destructor deletes the _normx and _normy arrays.
Return whether this contains the given point and intersects the given box or line, respectively.

FILLPOLYGONOBJ PROTECTED OPERATIONS¶

Copy the vertices defined by _x, _y, and _count into _normx, _normy, and _normCount such that (_normx[0], _normy[0]) is the lower-leftmost vertex and there are no redundant vertices.

EXTENT PUBLIC OPERATIONS¶

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Construct a new Extent, optionally supplying its parameters explicitly or providing a existing Extent to copy. The parameters are stored in the Extent's _left, _bottom, _cx, _cy, and _tol public members.
Return whether the extent is undefined, that is, if (_left, _bottom) and (_cx, _cy) are the same point.
Return true if the given extent circumscribes this. Within will also return true if the extents are identical.
Enlarge this extent to subsume area of the given extent.