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Ha...ha...this has to be the funniest thing I've seen in a while on these forums. :lol:

You actually added a tool, but now the toolbar is off and left with a vacant space.

The arrow concept is great, but why not just create one using 3 lines?

Good tool anyhow.

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Arrows can be drawn in GDI+ just by setting properties of the Pen object that is used to draw the GraphicsPath object. No need for special math :)

We don't have the ability to draw arrows yet because we don't have a widget for configuring the GDI+ Pen's properties beyond specifying its size. We might do this once we have a better toolbar system in place (after we migrate to .NET 2.0).

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SOS and Neil, the ability to draw arrows is actually pretty useful. I've needed this on several occasions where I've taken a screenshot and needed to type text and then have an arrow pointing to what I'm annotating.

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True, it was my initial reaction when I saw the picture though, I thought "there is just an empty space and no extra tool?!" :lol:

I would just make an arrow with 3 lines, but a custom tool wouldn't be that bad.

Also, Neil that happy face idea is crazy :lol: ha..ha..good stuff.

(Wouldn't that make Paint.NET stand out from the average image editor application :shock: )

I could see the comments on that one...

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I wasn't saying the arrow idea was a bad one. I think it would be somewhat useful to some people. Instead of a happy face tool (I hope you know that I was being sarcastic) I would love a TRIANGLE TOOL, that would be useful.

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There's already a happy face tool, in a way :)

Start up the Text Tool and instead of typing some text, press Alt+1, or Alt+2.

(That's using the standard Windows input scheme for typing extended characters, btw -- we didn't write that functionality ourselves. Character codes 1 and 2 just happen to be smiley faces in many fonts)

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Make sure you're using the 1 and 2 keys on the number pad. The 1 and 2 keys across the top of the keyboard don't work. They have different Character Codes from the ones on the keypad.

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