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SWF Line Style (swf_line_style)

SWF Structure Info
Tag Flash Version: 
1
SWF Structure: 
struct swf_line_style {
	if(f_tag == DefineMorphShape) {
		unsigned short twips	f_width;
		unsigned short twips	f_width_morph;
		swf_rgba		f_rgba;
		swf_rgba		f_rgba_morph;
	}
	else if(f_tag == DefineShape4 || f_tag == DefineMorphShape2) {
		unsigned short twips	f_width;
		if(f_tag == DefineMorphShape2) {
			unsigned short twips	f_width_morph;
		}
		unsigned		f_start_cap_style : 2;
		unsigned		f_join_style : 2;
		unsigned		f_has_fill : 1;
		unsigned		f_no_hscale : 1;
		unsigned		f_no_vscale : 1;
		unsigned		f_pixel_hinting : 1;
		unsigned		f_reserved : 5;
		unsigned		f_no_close : 1;
		unsigned		f_end_cap_style : 2;
		if(f_join_style == 2) {
			unsigned short fixed	f_miter_limit_factor;
		}
		if(f_has_fill) {
			swf_fill_style		f_fill_style;
		}
		else {
			swf_rgba		f_rgba;
			if(f_tag == DefineMorphShape2) {
				swf_rgba		f_rgba_morph;
			}
		}
	}
	else if(f_tag == DefineShape3) {
		unsigned short twips	f_width;
		swf_rgba		f_rgba;
	}
	else {
		unsigned short twips	f_width;
		swf_rgb				f_rgb;
	}
};

The width of the line is in TWIPS (1/20th of a pixel).

The f_start_cap_style and f_end_cap_style can be:

  • 0 - Round cap,
  • 1 - No cap,
  • 2 - Square cap.

Round is the default, the way line caps looked before version 8. No Cap means that nothing is added at the tip of the line. This means the line stops exactly where you say it should end. The Square Cap is like the No Cap, but it has the cap which is about Width / 2.

The f_join_style can be:

  • 0 - Round join,
  • 1 - Bevel join,
  • 2 - Miter join.

Each time a line is multiple segments, each segment join is rendered using this definition. A Round Join is what we had before. A Bevel Join is a straight line between the end edges of each line (rectangle representing a line.) The Miter Join is similar to a Bevel, except that you can control the length between the tips and the closure of the line. When the miter limit factor is large, it continues the edges of the lines and it looks like triangles or squares.

The f_no_hscale and f_no_vscale flags, when set to 1, request that the stroke thickness not be scaled along with the object.

When f_pixel_hinting is set to 1, the SWF Player forces all the anchors to be placed on a pixel (it ignores sub-pixels.) This can be useful to create small objects which you do not want blurry.

The f_no_close can be set to 1 to request that the first and last points be rendered with caps rather than a join even if they are equal (and thus close the shape.)

The f_miter_limit_factor field is defined whenever the join is set to Miter Join (2). The value is unsigned from 0.0 to about 255.0. Note that under 1.0, it has no effect.

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