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From Timo Loist <Timo.Lo...@uni-dortmund.de>
Subject Extracting/Zooming to a single element
Date Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:12:21 GMT

I'm trying to isolate a single element (a card) from an SVG File.
To be concrete, I'm trying to display the "King of Spades" card from a 
SVG card compilation done by David Bellot ( 
http://david.bellot.free.fr/svg-cards ).

What I want to do is to create a Swing Component, which displays me a 
single card from this file. In order to do this, I have to isolate the 
cards and assign a card to a component. To isolate a card, there are a 
few possibilities:
- Extract the nodes from the SVG File
- Zoom the file, so you could just see the single card

I've made up my mind to use the zoom approach, because I don't want to 
change the file itself and because there are a lot of common elements 
(<defs>) in the file, which would be duplicated all over, if I would 
isolate the cards into different SVG Files or break the DOM Tree into 
several subtrees.
In a later step, I'm going to save the needed transformations in a file 
(or their position) so I don't have to build the DOM-Tree at all, but 
for the moment I want it to be dynamical.

Having looked through the mailing list, I crossed the "SVGLocatable" 
Interface and a thread, which refers to the "showSelectedGraphicsNode" 
from the org.apache.batik.apps.svgbrowser.FindDialog and I've done the 
following by now, which draws heavily from the above mentioned method:

// Some Imports and the Class wrapping the method is missing here to 
make it shorter
public static void main( String[] args )
        JFrame f = new JFrame("Zoom to card" );
        f.setSize(500, 500);
        JSVGCanvas cardDisplay = new JSVGCanvas();

        UserAgent        userAgent;
        DocumentLoader   loader;
        BridgeContext    ctx;
        GVTBuilder       builder;
        GraphicsNode     rootGN;
        AffineTransform  trans;

        try {
        // Create DOM
            String parser = XMLResourceDescriptor.getXMLParserClassName();
            SAXSVGDocumentFactory fact = new SAXSVGDocumentFactory(parser);
            URI uri = new URI("./cards.svg");
            SVGDocument svgDoc = (SVGDocument) 
        // Boot SVG & CSS Dom like described in the Wiki
            userAgent = new UserAgentAdapter();
            loader = new DocumentLoader(userAgent);
            ctx = new BridgeContext(userAgent, loader);
            builder = new GVTBuilder();
            rootGN = builder.build(ctx, svgDoc);
        // Locate group containing the card
            SVGLocatable cardElement = (SVGLocatable) 
        // Compute zoom to the card
            SVGRect cardRect = cardElement.getBBox();
            Dimension canvasSize = cardDisplay.getSize();
            AffineTransform Tx = AffineTransform.getTranslateInstance(
            // Do I need to scale?
                double sx = canvasSize.width/cardRect.getWidth();
                double sy = canvasSize.height/cardRect.getHeight();
                double scale = Math.min(sx, sy) / 8;
                if (scale > 1) {
Tx.preConcatenate(AffineTransform.getScaleInstance(scale, scale));
                          (canvasSize.width/2, canvasSize.height/2));

          // change the rendering transform - maybe changing 
"setPaintingTransform" instead?
          // Display the card
        catch (IOException e) {
        catch (URISyntaxException e) {
        f.setVisible( true );

But it only displays the whole file, instead of zooming to the card. 
What is worse: if I change the Transformation to a mock transformation 
it doesn't affect the displayed cards at all. So I'm overlooking some 
kind of auto-fitting feature, which I have to disable here?

Maybe another approach would be to use the "getTransformToElement" 
Method on the SVGLocatable Interface to get the wished effect?

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help in advance
Timo Loist

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