What is PhpDig?
PhpDig is a PHP MySQL based
Web Spider & Search Engine.



pdf_setdash — Sets dash pattern


bool pdf_setdash(pdf, black, white);
resource pdf: PDF object identifier
double black: Black units
double white: White units


Always TRUE


Sets line behaviour to contain dashes. The length of both the black and white portions of the dashed lines can be set.


Since versions 3.0.6 and 4.0


Example 970. Draw two dashed lines


// create new document
$pdf = pdf_new();
pdf_begin_page($pdf, 500, 700);

$font = pdf_findfont($pdf, "Courier", "host", 0);
pdf_setfont($pdf, $font, 20);
pdf_show_xy($pdf, "Hello World", 50, 650);

// draw wide black narrow white dash
pdf_setdash($pdf, 10, 3);
pdf_moveto($pdf, 50, 645);
pdf_lineto($pdf, 450, 645);

// draw narrow black wide white dash
pdf_setdash($pdf, 3, 10);
pdf_moveto($pdf, 50, 635);
pdf_lineto($pdf, 450, 635);


// output document
$data = pdf_get_buffer($pdf);
header("Content-type: application/pdf");
header("Content-disposition: inline; filename=test.pdf");
header("Content-length: " . strlen($data));
echo $data;

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