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A C# water effect picture control

, 29 Aug 2002
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A C# implementation of the popular water surface effect.

Cool eh ?


This control is a C# implementation of the well known water effect. There are already two implementations of this algorithm on CodeProject: Really cool visual FX - a C++ variant - and a OpenGL Interactive water effect.

The algorithm itself is well described here and here.

How to use it

The control itself is derived from System.Windows.Forms.Panel. So all you have to do is to place a standard PictureBox control onto your form and change the type of this control to WaterEffectControl.

Then adjust the image source property as follows:

waterControl.ImageBitmap = ((System.Drawing.Bitmap)

Now run the program, and move the mouse over the image while the left button is pressed. The effect is clearly better than the picture above shows.



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About the Author

Christian Tratz
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If you are not living on the edge you are wasting space Wink | ;)

Comments and Discussions

Questionwatter effect PinmemberMember 1053462321-Feb-14 17:52 
QuestionCan anyone give vb2008/2010 code for water effect PinmemberMember 1043019228-Nov-13 7:12 
QuestionCan anyone give vb2008/2010 code for water effect PinmemberMember 1043019227-Nov-13 8:35 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberDavid Goebet11-Oct-12 22:19 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberatoi_powered8-Jul-12 2:21 
QuestionLicense PinmemberDanieBeckett19-Sep-11 23:37 
Great Control! But what license are you using? I need something cimilar to the CPOL license. Would it be possible to use this in a internally distributed (only distributed within my company) commercial application?
GeneralNeed Help PinmemberJames Noah Black17-Sep-11 20:09 
GeneralThis water effect control PinmemberJohn Chaffins17-Dec-09 7:05 
GeneralF U C K I N G C O O L!!! Pinmembericcb101316-Jul-09 20:10 
Generalhi i want to draw an drawing like a rug PinmembercuteAisha29-Aug-07 21:45 
Generalrunning slow Pinmemberstjds7-Jan-07 12:57 
GeneralBetter result PinmemberSaied Javadi8-Jul-06 3:58 
QuestionWhy not a PictureBox? Pinmemberjeffreylreed19-May-04 5:49 
AnswerRe: Why not a PictureBox? PinmemberChristian Tratz19-May-04 6:51 
GeneralFix for the bug mentioned below PinmemberMatthew Watosn22-Apr-04 0:15 
GeneralBug PinmemberRawSteel14-Apr-04 6:49 
GeneralBug PinmemberSefai14-Aug-03 1:25 
GeneralRe: Bug Pinmemberaguisoft__21-Mar-10 17:45 
GeneralLove it! PinmemberStoo 7030-Jun-03 23:38 
GeneralNice Job but could not use it... Pinmemberjvalenz5-Mar-03 21:15 
GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... PinmemberChristian Tratz5-Mar-03 23:26 
GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... Pinmemberjvalenz6-Mar-03 9:32 
GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... PinmemberChristian Tratz6-Mar-03 21:46 
GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... Pinmemberjvalenz7-Mar-03 5:48 
AnswerRe: Nice Job but could not use it... PinmemberGiordani Ramos12-Dec-10 1:00 

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