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Brief Information about the Sept '16 CSIG Meeting

FotoApp.EXE - An application to reduce the size of photos.

by Bruce Arnold


Photo Screen Shot

About Box

Welcome to the CSIG, a Special Interest Group of the ACGNJ. This is an exciting time for the C Language programming since Microsoft now has 4 different language compilers: C++, C++ Express, C-Sharp, and C-Sharp Express. These are all capable of creating Windows (tm) programs. (Some are FREE!)  During the meeting there will be time for Random Access Questions as well as other discussions. Since this is a complex subject, the presentation will continue during the October meeting.

Here's a brief synopsis of the coming meeting:
The object of this program is described above in the sample display. This month's program uses Microsoft DOT NET C# code (CLI) to create a Windows Forms Application.  The Forms Class created contains about 10 methods that we will discuss in detail.  Some methods have simple mathematical calculations.  Others involve the graphics call necessary to produce the photo shown above.  And, of course, the method to reduce the size of the photo is there too.  Source code is available as well as an execuitable.

The program uses some of the most sophisticated Dot Net Library functions including the following:

using System
using System.Drawing
using System.Windows.Forms

Bitmap(target_width, target_height)

There are a number of ways to refer to Microsoft's latest compilers and code. Here's what Wikipedia says: The Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) is an open specification developed by Microsoft that describes the executable code and runtime environment that form the core of the Microsoft .NET Framework. The specification defines an environment that allows multiple high-level languages to be used on different computer platforms without being rewritten for specific architectures.

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5
C++ / C#
Visual Studio Community 2015
Common Language Infrastructure

Sample Code

/* ********** OPEN PICTURE FILE ********** */ // -------------------------------------------------------------------- const int EXIF_JPG_ROTATION = 274; const int CLOCKWISE_ROTATION = 6; private void OpenToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { OpenFileDialog dlg = new OpenFileDialog(); dlg.Filter = "Photo files(*.JPG)|*.JPG|All files(*.*)|*.*"; if (dlg.ShowDialog() == System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK) { SourceFile = dlg.FileName; SourceFileBase = System.IO.Path.ChangeExtension(SourceFile, null); } else return; if (pictureBox1.Image != null) pictureBox1.Image.Dispose(); splash.Visible = false; label1.Visible = false; Ready_to_Save = false; try { pictureBox1.Image = Image.FromFile(SourceFile); } catch // bad file { MessageBox.Show("Error Reading Image File", "Error"); ShowStatus(0, 0); return; } int rotation = 0; try { rotation = pictureBox1.Image.GetPropertyItem(EXIF_JPG_ROTATION).Value[0]; } catch // no support available. { rotation = 0; } if (rotation == CLOCKWISE_ROTATION) { pictureBox1.Image.RotateFlip(RotateFlipType.Rotate90FlipNone); } ShowStatus(pictureBox1.Image.Width, pictureBox1.Image.Height); } /* ********** CALCULATE SIZE AND MAINTAIN ASPECT ********** */ // -------------------------------------------------------------------- private void Calculate(ref int target_width, ref int target_height, float width, float height) { float ratio = width / height; float TVratio = (float)target_width / (float)target_height; // aspect ratio of TV if (ratio > TVratio) target_height = (int)((float)target_width / ratio); else target_width = (int)((float)target_height * ratio); } /* ********** DISPLAY STATUS IN TITLE BAR ********* */ // -------------------------------------------------------------------- private void ShowStatus(int width, int height) { Text = String.Format("FotoApp 1.00 by B.Arnold {0} x {1}, {2:#,###0} pixels. {3}", width, height, width * height, SourceFile); } /* ********** HANDLE EXIT MENU ********** */ // -------------------------------------------------------------------- private void exitToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { this.Close(); } /* ********** SAVE FILE ********* */ // -------------------------------------------------------------------- private void SavePhotoToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { string aout = SourceFileBase + "-R.jpg"; // create new name for output if (System.IO.File.Exists(aout)) { MessageBox.Show("Not saved because file already exists.", "Error"); return; } if (pictureBox1.Image != null && Ready_to_Save == true) pictureBox1.Image.Save(aout, System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg); else MessageBox.Show("Nothing to Save.", "Error"); } } }


Source Code Files

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