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Ruler Application

, 14 Sep 2004
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Ruler tool application.

Sample Image - Ruler_Application.png


This is a simple application for folks who are working on UI stuff. So you can measure and align your controls in Pixels, Inches and Centimeters.


You can move it around the screen by simply dragging it, you can resize the ruler by pulling its edges, and you can flip it by double clicking it.

For further control over the application, use its context menu.

Using the code

Just open the project in Visual Studio, build it, and here you go, enjoy your measurements.

The code itself is pretty strait forwarded. Ruler_Paint - Paint event handler drawing the ruler in one of three flavors defined by Checked property of corresponding menu items. It also draws coordinates of the ruler and its length. Mouse event handlers are responsible for moving and resizing application window. Keyboard event handler allows additional control over the location and size of the window. And finally, each menu item has its own click routine.

The only dialog is About form. It has no logic whatsoever but just displaying some helpful information.


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About the Author

Eugene Lepekhin
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United States United States
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Comments and Discussions

QuestionDoubt in flip direction Pinmemberjinesh sam7-Nov-14 5:26 
AnswerRe: Doubt in flip direction PinmemberEugene Lepekhin7-Nov-14 6:58 
GeneralRe: Doubt in flip direction Pinmemberjinesh sam7-Nov-14 7:48 
GeneralSuggestion PinmemberRadgar9-Sep-09 7:22 
GeneralJeff Key's Ruler tool PinmemberThomas Freudenberg14-Sep-04 23:12 
GeneralRe: Jeff Key's Ruler tool PinmemberJeffrey Scott Flesher27-Nov-04 20:56 
GeneralMaybe rename to "Ruler Control" or "Rule Control" Pinmembernorm.net14-Sep-04 22:30 

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