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<h6 id="header">RMagick 0.0.0 User's Guide and Reference</h6>
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<h1>class RVG::Group <span class="superclass">&lt;
Object</span></h1>
<div id="toc">
<h2>Table of Contents</h2>
<h3>class methods</h3>
<ul>
<li><a href="#new">new</a></li>
</ul>
<h3>attributes</h3>
<ul>
<li><a href="#desc">desc, desc=</a></li>
<li><a href="#metadata">metadata, metadata=</a></li>
<li><a href="#title">title, title=</a></li>
</ul>
<h3>instance methods</h3>
<ul>
<li><a href="#g">g</a></li>
<li><a href="#image">image</a></li>
<li><a href="#rvg">rvg</a></li>
<li><a href="#text">text</a></li>
<li><a href="#use">use</a></li>
</ul>
<h3>shared methods</h3>
<p>In addition to the methods listed above, <code>class
RVG::Group</code> also implements the <a href=
"rvgstyle.html">styles</a> method, the <a href=
"rvgshape.html">shape methods</a> and the <a href=
"rvgxform.html">transform methods</a>.</p>
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<h2 class="methods">class methods</h2>
<div class="sig">
<h3 id="new">new</h3>
<p><span class="arg">RVG::Group</span>.new [ <span class=
"arg">{ |<span class="arg">self</span>| drawing method calls
}</span> ] -&gt; <span class="arg">aGroup</span></p>
</div>
<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>
<p>Drawing objects defined within a group share the transforms
and styles defined on the group. Groups can be nested
arbitrarily deep. <code>RVG::Group.new</code> is commonly
invoked within another group or RVG object by calling the
<code>g</code> method (<a href="rvg.html#RVG_g">RVG#g</a>, <a href="#g">RVG::Group#g</a>) , which nests the group within the target
object.</p>
<p><code>RVG::Group.new</code> yields to a block if one is
present, passing <code>self</code> as an argument.</p>
<h4>Returns</h4>
<p>An <code>RVG::Group</code> object</p>
<h4>Example</h4>
<p>See the tutorial for examples of the most common uses of
groups. In this example, I use RVG::Group.new to construct a
"stand-alone" group that is then referenced in multiple calls
to the <a href="rvguse.html">use</a> method.</p>
<p><a href="javascript:popup('group.rb.html')"><img src=
"ex/group.gif" title="Click to see the example script" alt=
"group example" /></a></p>
<h4>See also</h4>
<p><a href="rvg.html">RVG</a></p>
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<h2 class="methods">attributes</h2>
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<h3 id="desc">desc, desc=</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group</span>.desc -&gt; <span class=
"arg">aString</span><br />
<span class="arg">group</span>.desc = <span class=
"arg">aString</span></p>
</div>
<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>Use the <code>desc</code> attribute to
assign a text description to the group.
</div>
<div class="sig">
<h3 id="metadata">metadata, metadata=</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group</span>.metadata -&gt; <span class=
"arg">aString</span><br />
<span class="arg">group</span>.metadata = <span class=
"arg">aString</span></p>
</div>
<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>Use the <code>metadata</code> attribute to
assign additional metadata to the group.
</div>
<div class="sig">
<h3 id="RVG_title">title, title=</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group</span>.title -&gt; <span class=
"arg">aString</span><br />
<span class="arg">group</span>.title = <span class=
"arg">aString</span></p>
</div>
<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>Use the <code>title</code> attribute to
assign a title to the group.
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<h2 class="methods">instance methods</h2>
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<h3 id='g'>g</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group.</span>g [{|<span class=
"arg">grp</span>| ...}] -&gt; <span class=
"arg">aGroup</span></p>
</div>
<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>
<p>Calls <a href="#new">new</a> to construct a new group and
nests it within the target group. Yields to a block if one is
present, passing the new group as an argument.</p>
<h4>Returns</h4>
<p>Returns the new group, so other methods in this class can be
chained to this method.</p>
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<h3 id='image'>image</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group.</span>image(<span class=
"arg">raster_image</span>, <span class="arg">width</span>=nil,
<span class="arg">height</span>=nil, <span class=
"arg">x</span>=0, <span class="arg">y</span>=0) -&gt;
<span class="arg">anImage</span></p>
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<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>
<p>Calls <a href="rvgimage.html#new">RVG::Image.new</a> to
construct an image and adds it to the group.</p>
<h4>Returns</h4>
<p>Returns the new image, so <code>RVG::Image</code> methods
can be chained to this method.</p>
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<h3 id="rvg">rvg</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group</span>.rvg(<span class=
"arg">width</span>, <span class="arg">height</span>,
<span class="arg">x</span>=0, <span class="arg">y</span>=0)
[{|<span class="arg">new_rvg</span>| ...}] -&gt; <span class=
"arg">anRVG</span></p>
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<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>
<p>Calls <a href="rvg.html#RVG_new">RVG.new</a> to construct a
new RVG object and adds it to the group. See the <a href=
"rvg.html#RVG_rvg">rvg</a> method in the RVG class.</p>
<h4>Returns</h4>
<p>The <code>RVG</code> object, so other <code>RVG</code>
methods can be chained to this method.</p>
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<h3 id='text'>text</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group.</span>text(<span class=
"arg">x</span>=0, <span class="arg">y</span>=0, <span class=
"arg">text</span>=nil) [{|<span class="arg">aText</span>| ...}]
-&gt; <span class="arg">aText</span></p>
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<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>
<p>Calls <a href="rvgtext.html#new">RVG::Text.new</a> to
construct a text object and adds it to the group. Yields to a
block if one is present, passing the new text object as an
argument.</p>
<h4>Returns</h4>
<p>The <code>RVG::Text</code> object, so other
<code>RVG::Text</code> methods can be chained to this
method.</p>
</div>
<div class="sig">
<h3 id="use">use</h3>
<p><span class="arg">group</span>.use(<span class=
"arg">obj</span>, <span class="arg">x</span>=0, <span class=
"arg">y</span>=0, <span class="arg">width</span>=nil,
<span class="arg">height</span>=nil) -&gt; <span class=
"arg">aUse</span></p>
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<div class="desc">
<h4>Description</h4>
<p>Calls <a href="rvguse.html#new">RVG::Use.new</a> to
constructs a <code>use</code> object and adds it to the RVG
object.</p>
<p>When the referenced argument is an RVG object, <span class=
"arg">width</span> and <span class="arg">height</span> can be
used to specify the width and height of the viewport. If
present and non-nil, these arguments override any width and
height specified when the RVG object was created. You must
specify the viewport size either when creating the RVG object
or when referencing it with <code>use</code>.</p>
<h4>Example</h4>
<p>See <a href="rvguse.html#new">RVG::Use.new</a></p>
<h4>Returns</h4>
<p>The <code>RVG::Use</code> object, so other
<code>RVG::Use</code> methods can be chained to this
method.</p>
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