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    Understanding the Built-in Shapes
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    The FpSpread component provides the following built-in shapes that provide a basis for much of the shape customization that is possible with the component. These shapes are available from the Insert menu in the Spread Designer as well as from separate classes in code.

    The shapes are summarized in this table (with arbitrarily colored examples of the shapes).

    To add a shape, you can use code or you can use the Spread Designer. For more information about creating shapes in the Spread Designer, refer to the Insert Menu. For more information about the shapes classes, refer to the FarPoint.Win.Spread.DrawingSpace namespace.

    Each shape can be rotated and resized, and their ability to be rotated and resized by the end user can be constrained. Colors, shadows, and transparency can be adjusted.

    Basic Shapes

    The basic shapes are summarized in this table (with arbitrarily colored examples of the shapes).

    Shape Example Insert Menu
    EllipseShape

    Ellipse Shape

    Ellipse
    LineShape

    Line Shape

    Line > Normal
    MultiSideShape

    Multiple-Sided Shape (Polygon)

    Polygon ...
    RectangleShape

    Rectangle Shape

    Rectangle > Default
    RoundedRectangleShape

    Rounded Rectangle Shape

    Rectangle > Rounded Corners
    TextShape

    Text Shape

    Text . . .
    TriangleShape

    Triangle Shape

    Triangle

    Arrow Shapes

    The arrow shapes are summarized in this table (with arbitrarily colored examples of the shapes).

    Shape Example Insert Menu
    ArrowShape

    Arrow Shape

    Arrow > Straight
    BentArrowShape

    Bent Arrow Shape

    Arrow > Bent
    CalloutArrowShape

    Callout Shape

    Arrow > Callout
    CurvedArrowShape

    Curved Arrow Shape

    Arrow > Curved
    FourWayArrowShape

    Four-Way Arrow Shape

    Arrow > Four-Way
    ThreeWayArrowShape

    Three-Way Arrow Shape

    Arrow > Three-Way
    TwoWayArrowShape

    Two-Way Arrow Shape

    Arrow > Two-Way

    Balloon Shapes

    The balloon shapes are summarized in this table (with arbitrarily colored examples of the shapes).

    Shape Example Insert Menu
    CaptionBalloonShape

    Caption Balloon Shape

    Balloon > Caption
    ExclamationBalloonShape

    Exclamation Balloon

    Balloon > Exclamation
    SquareCaptionBalloonShape

    Square Caption Balloon

    Balloon > Square
    ThoughtBalloonShape

    Thought Balloon Shape

    Balloon > Thought

    Special Shapes

    The special shapes are summarized in this table (with arbitrarily colored examples of the shapes).

    Shape Example Insert Menu
    ArcShape

    Arc Shape

    Special > Arc
    BannerShape

    Banner Shape

    Special > Banner
    CheckmarkShape

    Checkmark Shape

    Special > Checkmark
    ChevronShape

    Chevron Shape

    Special > Chevron
    CrescentShape

    Crescent Shape

    Special > Crescent
    DiamondShape

    Diamond Shape

    Special > Diamond
    DonutShape

    Donut Shape

    Special > Donut
    HeartShape

    Heart Shape

    Special > Heart
    LightningBoltShape

    Lightning Bolt Shape

    Special > Lightning Bolt
    UniversalNoShape

    Universal No Symbol Shape

    Special > Universal No
    XShape

    X Shape

    Special > X

    Star Shapes

    The star shapes are summarized in this table (with arbitrarily colored examples of the shapes).

    Shape Example Insert Menu
    FivePointStarShape

    Five-Point Star

    Star > Five-Point Star
    BurstShape

    Burst Shape

    Star > Burst
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