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Setting The Line End Styles For Canvas.LineTo

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Is there any way to set the style for the lineends for the TCanvas.LineTo method? It seems to default to rounded ends, which looks very bad for several lines in a row of different colours when Pen.Width is set to a large value (e.g. 9).

It looks like this (rounded ends):

 ********........******
**********........******
**********........******
 ********........******

(where * is e.g. blue and . is yellow)

It is even worse if the two outer lines are drawn after the middle line:

 ********........******
**********......********
**********......********
 ********........******

I'd like it to look like this (streight ends):

 ********........******
 ********........******
 ********........******
 ********........******

Pen does not seem to offer any setting for this and neither does the LineTo method. Is there maybe a windows API function I could call?

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Answer

Maybe ExtCreatePen helps. Check the PS_ENDCAP_* and PS_JOIN_* flags.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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