wxStaticPicture class by Wade Brainerd (email@example.com) Description: This class is an improved version of wxStaticBitmap. Rather than using a native bitmap control, it uses DC operations to draw the control. This makes its appearance more consistent across platforms, and allows for additional features. Features include: wxStaticBitmap compatible API - drop-in replacement. Image alignment - top, left, bottom, right, center vertical and/or horizontal. Image scaling - scale horizontally and/or vertically, justified scaling (maintains image aspect ratio). Platforms tested: wxMSW wxGTK wxMac Implementation notes: Under MSW wxWindows uses the operating system to do an optimized (potentially hardware accelerated) blit in wxDC::DrawBitmap. This is usually fast enough to do image scaling without affecting the program's interactivity. On wxMac and wxGTK however, wxDC::DrawBitmap implicitly calls wxImage::Scale which is a much slower operation. Therefore, on these platforms wxStaticPicture caches the scaled image to make updates that don't change the image (overlapping windows, etc.) faster.