GDI - Drawing to the screen correctly

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    GDI - Drawing to the screen correctly

    Okay. So I made this code to draw a grid of rectangles to the screen

    Code:
    	for(int i = 0; i < _x; ++i)
    	{
    		for(int j = 0; j < _y; ++j)
    		{
    			if(scr[_i][_j] != scr[i][j])
    			{
    				hBrush = ::CreateSolidBrush(scr[i][j]);
    				hPen   = ::CreatePen(PS_SOLID, 1, scr[i][j]);
    
    				oldPen   = (HPEN)   ::SelectObject(hdc, hPen);
    				oldBrush = (HBRUSH) ::SelectObject(hdc, hBrush);
    			}
    
    			::Rectangle(hdc, i * width, j * height, 
    					(i + 1) * width, (j + 1) * height);
    
    			if(scr[_i][_j] != scr[i][j])
    			{
    				::SelectObject(hdc, oldPen);
    				::SelectObject(hdc, oldBrush);
    
    				::DeleteObject(hPen);
    				::DeleteObject(hBrush);
    			}
    			_j = j;
    			_i = i;
    		}
    	}
    Of course it's impractical, I'll try to manage a DIB instead of a grid like this later, but right now it's not working. The logic is that, if the pixel immediately previous to the one being drawn is the same color, then don't recreate the color and delete it again and just use the same things. It skips pixels when I do this though, and works fine if I comment out those if's. Is there any way to fix this?

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    You're not managing your brush/pen correctly, and deleting them too soon. That second if shouldn't be "if the pixel before me isn't the same", it should be, "if the pixel after me isn't the same".

    This is a tad tricky though, you could move your delete statements to the first if:
    Code:
    if(pixel_color_change (watch out for pixel #1!))
    {
      Delete old brushes, if any (watch out for pixel #1!)
      Create new brushes
      Select, etc.
    }
    Draw!
    And then delete and reset your brushes and pens when done.

    EDIT: If you step through yours by hand, you'll see that when two pixels in a row are the same, then you're deleting the second pixels brush/pen.
    Last edited by Cactus_Hugger; 06-24-2006 at 09:55 PM.
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