PointF classes were originally created in IronSoftware.Drawing to match the functionalities available in other drawing libraries, such as System.Drawing, SixLabors.ImageSharp, Maui.Graphics, and SkiaSharp. As a result,
IronSoftware.Drawing enables implicit casting for
PointF objects, allowing them to be used across libraries and manipulated by users in the program.
The code snippet above demonstrates how implicit casting is achieved. In the first snippet, an
IronSoftware.Drawing.Point object is cast to a
Point object from another library, while the second snippet shows the opposite conversion. To perform implicit casting, simply assign the
IronSoftware.Drawing.Point object to the variable of the desired library.
It's important to note that implicit casting does not apply to all libraries. For instance, casting
IronSoftware.Drawing.PointF is not possible, as it is not supported by
System.Drawing. However, casting
PointF to other libraries is possible. When casting from a
IronSoftware.Drawing.Point object, the value type of the coordinates changes from
System.Int32, whereas for
System.Single value is maintained after casting. Example of other libraries available for casting is