Anti aliasing

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    Talking Anti aliasing

    Does windows provide Anti aliasing for gdi drawn lines, curves (other than fonts)?
    If so, how can I enable it?
    MSDN gave results all relating to Direct X.

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    With gdi, no.
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    That means with something else I can?
    If so what is it?
    (Thinking about starting to learn opengl but, but for the trivial app I'm intending I would rather have something simpler.)
    P.S. Its yet another desktop clock (analog looking type with meedles) tha I am thinking of doing.
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    The only anti-aliasing in Windows is for fonts. AFAIK there are not any API functions that deal with AA. Obviously they are there since the True-Type fonts use it, but it has not been exposed to us lowly third party peasants yet.

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    Look into GDI+
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    I dont' think I have gdi+. Atleast I have'nt seen header files and the like. It it available for MFC only? cause I use mingw gcc.
    Yeah, I saw a Function which sets the antialiasing (SetSmoothingMode()).
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    GDI+ has nothing to do with MFC. Have a look here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/GDIPlus.asp

    With a little searching you should be able to get started.
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    As I said, I don't have the header files.
    But I'll look for some updates.
    Thanks for the help

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