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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008

    Trim ellipse

    I want to trim/remove portion of the ellipse when it intersect with another ellipse.There is no inbuilt function in C# to find intersection points.

    So I tried by solving both ellipse equation...but i couldnt solve the equation completely since it is resulting in 4 degree equation.

    Can any one suggest how to proceed.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Melbourne/Aus (C# .Net 4.0)

    Re: Trim ellipse

    A suggestion, but needs a little work. Assuming you have used an equation to calculate all of the points in your foreground ellipse and they are in pt[] and you are drawing in response to a Paint message and hence have the Graphics g.

    Draw the foreground ellipse.

    Create a GraphicsPath gp, using the points in pt[].

    Create a Region r passing gp in the constructor.

    Do a g.ExcludeClip(r) to prevent painting in the Region r.

    Draw the background ellipse.

    I got it to work using the bounding Rectangle of the foreground ellipse to create the Region, but that is not exactly what you want.

    Hope this helps.
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