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cpdf_arc — Draws an arc


bool cpdf_arc(pdfdoc, x, y, radius, start, end[, mode]);
resource pdfdoc: PDF document identifier
double x: X coordinate
double y: Y coordinate
double radius: Radius
double start: Start angle
double end: End angle
int mode (optional): Units mode


TRUE on success or FALSE on error


Draws an arc with the curve origin (0 degrees) starting at x , y . The arcs curves up and to the left from the origin point in an anticlockwise direction. Some trial and error may be required to understand how the arc behaves when using start and and end angles which are between 0 and 360 degrees. Don't forget to use pdf_stroke() to stroke the object otherwise the object will not appear in the PDF document.

If mode is specified, coordinates are calculated in PostScript points. There are usually 72 PostScript points to an inch. If not specified or set to 0, then the pages default units are used.


Since versions 3.0.8 and 4.0


Example 117. Draw two arcs

// start a PDF document
$cpdf = cpdf_open(0, "test.pdf");

// create a 600x400 page
cpdf_page_init($cpdf, 1, 0, 600, 400, 1);

// draw first arc from 90 to 180 degrees
cpdf_arc($cpdf, 200, 300, 50, 90, 180);

// write text in center of page
cpdf_set_font($cpdf, "Helvetica", 18, "WinAnsiEncoding");
cpdf_show_xy($cpdf, "TEST", 200, 300);

// draw second arc from 360 to 270 degrees
// note show the co-ordinates go in opposite direction to first arc
cpdf_arc($cpdf, 250, 300, 50, 360, 270);
// close and write document

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