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How to draw a point on the screen (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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How to draw a point on the screen

Drawing a point on the screen

The following code draws a point on the screen in the ActiveView where the mouse is clicked. The x,y coordinates come from a mousedown click event when the user interacts with the application. In this example, the point is not persisted on the screen but is removed after the next screen refresh.
Public Sub DrawPoint(ByVal activeView As ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IActiveView, ByVal x As System.Int32, ByVal y As System.Int32)
    If activeView Is Nothing Then
    End If
    Dim screenDisplay As ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IScreenDisplay=activeView.ScreenDisplay
    ' Constant.
    screenDisplay.StartDrawing(screenDisplay.hDC, CShort(ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.esriScreenCache.esriNoScreenCache))
    Dim simpleMarkerSymbol As ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ISimpleMarkerSymbol=New ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.SimpleMarkerSymbolClass
    Dim symbol As ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ISymbol=TryCast(simpleMarkerSymbol, ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ISymbol) ' Dynamic cast.
    Dim displayTransformation As ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IDisplayTransformation=screenDisplay.DisplayTransformation
    ' X and y are in device coordinates.
    Dim point As ESRI.ArcGIS.Geometry.IPoint=displayTransformation.ToMapPoint(x, y)
End Sub
public void DrawPoint(ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IActiveView activeView, System.Int32 x,
    System.Int32 y)
    if (activeView == null)
        return ;

    ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IScreenDisplay screenDisplay=activeView.ScreenDisplay;

    // Constant.
    screenDisplay.StartDrawing(screenDisplay.hDC, (System.Int16)
        ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.esriScreenCache.esriNoScreenCache); // Explicit cast.
    ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ISimpleMarkerSymbol simpleMarkerSymbol=new

    ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ISymbol symbol=simpleMarkerSymbol as
        ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ISymbol; // Dynamic cast.
    ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IDisplayTransformation displayTransformation =

    // X and y are in device coordinates.
    ESRI.ArcGIS.Geometry.IPoint point=displayTransformation.ToMapPoint(x, y);


See Also:

How to draw a polyline on the screen
How to draw a polygon on the screen
How to draw a rectangle on the screen

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