Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 16:05 UTC, submitted by esther schindler
.NET (dotGNU too) "Metafiles are one of two fundamental ways of representing an image. While they are not suitable for all images, photographs in particular, they have many advantages over bitmaps for charts and drawings. Peter Aitken demonstrates how to use them in .NET."
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Metafiles are malware factories...
by tomcat on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 16:54 UTC
tomcat
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2006-01-06

Windows GDI has had numerous vulnerabilities due to poor parsing. A better approach would be to use XAML and Windows Presentation Foundation(WPF): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Presentation_Foundation

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ramunas Member since:
2005-07-06

So as XAML, better use *standard* format for graphics SVG.

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Funny...
by snozzberry on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 17:12 UTC
snozzberry
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2005-11-14

...how WMF came out after PICT, eh?

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RE: Funny...
by tomcat on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 17:13 UTC in reply to "Funny..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"Snozzberry? Who ever heard of a Snozzberry?..." ;-p

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Heh...
by Devon on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 21:07 UTC
Devon
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2005-06-30

Super bonus points for the title!

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Advantages over bitmaps?
by mallard on Sat 4th Nov 2006 12:26 UTC
mallard
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2006-01-06

WMF files can contain bitmaps. They are a meta-file format, meaning that they can contain any type of data understood by the windows GDI/GDI+.
While they most often contain vector data, they can just as easily contain bitmap data.

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