Bresenham's line algorithm

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by taximania, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I'm sending data to a graphic LCD via Bluetooth.
    I've only got a PlotPixel(x,y) available.

    Does anybody have an example of Line(x1,x2,y1,y2)

    I've googled but can't find a 'basic' algorithm, plenty in 'C' and VB,
    but it's doing my head in trying to convert it.

  2. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Ok, I've managed it, sort of :)

    Sub Draw_Line(x1,y1,x2,y2)
    length = x2-x1
    m = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)
    y = y1
    For i = 0 To length
    y = y + m
    Next i
    End Sub
  3. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Here's the real thing, it won't leave gaps on steep lines.
    Sub BresenhamLine(x0, y0, x1, y1)
      steep = 
    If Abs(y1 - y0) > Abs(x1 - x0) Then
        steep = 
    'swap(x0, y0)
        x = x0 : x0 = y0 : y0 = x      
    'swap(x1, y1)
        x = x1 : x1 = y1 : y1 = x   
    End If
    If x0 > x1 Then
    'swap(x0, x1)
        x = x0 : x0 = x1 : x1 = x            
    'swap(y0, y1)
        x =y0 : y0 = y1 : y1 = x
    End If
      deltax = Int(x1 - x0)
      deltay = Int(
    Abs(y1 - y0))
      error = Int(deltax / 
      y = y0
    If y0 < y1 Then
        ystep = 
        ystep = -
    End If
    For x = x0 To x1
    If steep Then plot(y,x) Else plot(x,y)
        error = error - deltay
    If error < 0 Then
          y = y + ystep
          error = error + deltax
    End If
    End Sub
  4. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

    You never cease to amaze me Agraham.

    I found this Atari Archive website Plotting - Computer Graphics.

    Sin waves, circles, eliptical rose (?) etc, all work on my graphic Lcd.

    My, 'Draw_line', only does 'right,up', or 'right,down'.
    I'll try your code later :sign0188:
  5. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

    After a few test, your definately right.

    The attached program works best on the desktop. It does work on the device but the SIP covers the controls.

    Circle shows a circle :sign0060:

    Rose draws a shape :signOops:

    Sin draws a sin wave :sign0148:

    The subs code maybe of help :cool:

    If you enter the x1,y1,x2,y2 values eg:

    100,0,90,200 and 'Bres' you get a good solid line.

    then try

    100,0,110,200 and 'mine'

    That is a huge difference.

    Cheer A

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