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Posted 29 Aug 2002

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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Christian Tratz
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Questionwatter effect Pin
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QuestionCan anyone give vb2008/2010 code for water effect Pin
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QuestionCan anyone give vb2008/2010 code for water effect Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
David Goebet11-Oct-12 23:19
memberDavid Goebet11-Oct-12 23:19 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
atoi_powered8-Jul-12 3:21
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QuestionLicense Pin
DanieBeckett20-Sep-11 0:37
memberDanieBeckett20-Sep-11 0:37 
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 Pin
James Noah Black17-Sep-11 21:09
memberJames Noah Black17-Sep-11 21:09 
GeneralThis water effect control Pin
John Chaffins17-Dec-09 8:05
memberJohn Chaffins17-Dec-09 8:05 
GeneralF U C K I N G C O O L!!! Pin
iccb101316-Jul-09 21:10
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Generalhi i want to draw an drawing like a rug Pin
cuteAisha29-Aug-07 22:45
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Generalrunning slow Pin
stjds7-Jan-07 13:57
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GeneralBetter result Pin
Saied Javadi8-Jul-06 4:58
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QuestionWhy not a PictureBox? Pin
jeffreylreed19-May-04 6:49
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AnswerRe: Why not a PictureBox? Pin
Christian Tratz19-May-04 7:51
memberChristian Tratz19-May-04 7:51 
GeneralFix for the bug mentioned below Pin
Matthew Watosn22-Apr-04 1:15
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GeneralBug Pin
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GeneralBug Pin
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GeneralRe: Bug Pin
aguisoft__21-Mar-10 18:45
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GeneralLove it! Pin
Stoo 701-Jul-03 0:38
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GeneralNice Job but could not use it... Pin
jvalenz5-Mar-03 22:15
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GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... Pin
Christian Tratz6-Mar-03 0:26
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GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... Pin
jvalenz6-Mar-03 10:32
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GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... Pin
Christian Tratz6-Mar-03 22:46
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GeneralRe: Nice Job but could not use it... Pin
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AnswerRe: Nice Job but could not use it... Pin
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