Instance Method

beginPath()

Creates a new empty path in a graphics context.

Declaration

func beginPath()

Parameters

c

A graphics context.

Discussion

A graphics context can have only a single path in use at any time. If the specified context already contains a current path when you call this function, the old path and any data associated with it is discarded.

The current path is not part of the graphics state. Consequently, saving and restoring the graphics state has no effect on the current path.

See Also

Constructing a Current Graphics Path

func move(to: CGPoint)

Begins a new subpath at the specified point.

func addLine(to: CGPoint)

Appends a straight line segment from the current point to the specified point.

func addLines(between: [CGPoint])

Adds a sequence of connected straight-line segments to the current path.

func addRect(CGRect)

Adds a rectangular path to the current path.

func addRects([CGRect])

Adds a set of rectangular paths to the current path.

func addEllipse(in: CGRect)

Adds an ellipse that fits inside the specified rectangle.

func addArc(center: CGPoint, radius: CGFloat, startAngle: CGFloat, endAngle: CGFloat, clockwise: Bool)

Adds an arc of a circle to the current path, specified with a radius and angles.

func addArc(tangent1End: CGPoint, tangent2End: CGPoint, radius: CGFloat)

Adds an arc of a circle to the current path, specified with a radius and two tangent lines.

func addCurve(to: CGPoint, control1: CGPoint, control2: CGPoint)

Adds a cubic Bézier curve to the current path, with the specified end point and control points.

func addQuadCurve(to: CGPoint, control: CGPoint)

Adds a quadratic Bézier curve to the current path, with the specified end point and control point.

func addPath(CGPath)

Adds a previously created path object to the current path in a graphics context.

func closePath()

Closes and terminates the current path’s subpath.

var path: CGPath?

Returns a path object built from the current path information in a graphics context.

func replacePathWithStrokedPath()

Replaces the path in the graphics context with the stroked version of the path.

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