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ps_begin_pattern

Start a new pattern (PECL ps:1.2.0-1.3.5)
int ps_begin_pattern ( resource psdoc, float width, float height, float xstep, float ystep, int painttype )

Starts a new pattern. A pattern is like a page containing e.g. a drawing which can be used for filling areas. It is used like a color by calling ps_setcolor() and setting the color space to pattern.

Parameters

psdoc

Resource identifier of the postscript file as returned by ps_new().

width

The width of the pattern in pixel.

height

The height of the pattern in pixel.

x-step

The distance in pixel of placements of the pattern in horizontal direction.

y-step

The distance in pixel of placements of the pattern in vertical direction.

painttype

Must be 1 or 2.

Return Values

The identifier of the pattern or FALSE in case of an error.

Examples

Example 2016. Creating and using a pattern

<?php
$ps
= ps_new();

if (!
ps_open_file($ps, "pattern.ps")) {
 print
"Cannot open PostScript file\n";
 exit;
}

ps_set_parameter($ps, "warning", "true");
ps_set_info($ps, "Creator", "pattern.php");
ps_set_info($ps, "Author", "Uwe Steinmann");
ps_set_info($ps, "Title", "Pattern example");


$pspattern = ps_begin_pattern($ps, 10.0, 10.0, 10.0, 10.0, 1);
ps_setlinewidth($ps, 0.2);
ps_setcolor($ps, "stroke", "rgb", 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0);
ps_moveto($ps, 0, 0);
ps_lineto($ps, 7, 7);
ps_stroke($ps);
ps_moveto($ps, 0, 7);
ps_lineto($ps, 7, 0);
ps_stroke($ps);
ps_end_pattern($ps);

ps_begin_page($ps, 596, 842);
ps_setcolor($ps, "both", "pattern", $pspattern, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0);
ps_rect($ps, 50, 400, 200, 200);
ps_fill($ps);
ps_end_page($ps);

ps_close($ps);
ps_delete($ps);
?>