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Centering the graphics origin

by Richard Russell, October 2010

The following code will centre the graphics origin both horizontally and vertically, irrespective of the size and shape of the window:

      VDU 26
      ORIGIN @vdu.tr%,@vdu.tb%

The reason it works is that after a VDU 26 both the text and graphics viewports fill the entire window (client area). In that case @vdu.tr% and @vdu.tb% return the width and height of the text viewport in pixels, and since one pixel is equivalent to two BBC BASIC graphics units they also correspond to half the width and half the height of the graphics viewport, respectively. Therefore they are the correct values to use for centering the origin.

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