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Sample code for creating a new polygon and calculating the area.

Imports DotSpatial.Geometries Imports DotSpatial.Common Private Sub btnPolygon_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 'creates a new coordinate array Dim coords As Coordinate() = New Coordinate(9) {} 'creates a random point variable Dim rnd As New Random() 'Creates the center coordiante for the new polygon Dim center As New Coordinate((rnd.NextDouble() * 360) - 180, (rnd.NextDouble() * 180) - 90) 'a for loop that generates a new random X and Y value and feeds those values into the coordinate array For i As Integer = 0 To 9 coords(i) = New Coordinate(center.X + Math.Cos((i * 2) * Math.PI / 18), center.Y + (i * 2) * Math.PI / 18) Next 'creates a new polygon from the coordinate array Dim pg As New Polygon(coords) 'new variable for the area of the polgyon Dim area As [Double] area = pg.Area 'displays the area of the polygon MessageBox.Show("The Area of the polygon is: " & area) End Sub

Last edited Jul 13, 2010 at 2:34 PM by AlamoMan, version 3