A regular polygon is "a plane polygon which is both equilateral and equiangular." [1]

A regular polygon is specified by a combination of the number of sides and either of the radius (the distance from the center to a vertex), the apothem (the perpendicular from the center to an edge), or the length of the edges.

A regular polygon may also be specified as ZERO_RADIUS or ZERO_APOTHEM, which will result in the radius or apothem respectively being draw at 0 radians.

The following contains an example that will add a hexagon polygon to a canvas, with the **radius** drawn at 0 radians.

The blue lines represent the x and y axes, and show through since an alpha value of 0.9 is used.

**Regular polygon with six sides (hexagon) and radius at 0 radians drawn by example code below**

void add_regularpolygon_radius( Papyrus::Canvas::pointer canvas ) { // Create a filled hexagon (sides=6, radius=75) Papyrus::RegularPolygon::pointer hexagon = Papyrus::RegularPolygon::create(6, 75); // Add the hexagon to the canvas canvas->add( hexagon ); // Set the fill color to red, with an alpha value of 0.9 hexagon->set_fill( Papyrus::RGBA(1.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.9) ); // To color the lines of a hexagon shape, set the stroke paint hexagon->set_stroke( Papyrus::RGBA(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.9) ); }

The following contains an example that will add a hexagon polygon to a canvas, with the **apothem** drawn at 0 radians.

The blue lines represent the x and y axes, and show through since an alpha value of 0.9 is used.

**Regular polygon with six sides (hexagon) and apothem at 0 radians drawn by example code below**

void add_regularpolygon_apothem( Papyrus::Canvas::pointer canvas ) { // Create a filled hexagon (sides=6, radius=75) Papyrus::RegularPolygon::pointer hexagon = Papyrus::RegularPolygon::create(6, 75, Papyrus::RegularPolygon::ZERO_APOTHEM); // Add the hexagon to the canvas canvas->add( hexagon ); // Set the fill color to red, with an alpha value of 0.9 hexagon->set_fill( Papyrus::RGBA(0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.9) ); // To color the lines of a hexagon shape, set the stroke paint hexagon->set_stroke( Papyrus::RGBA(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.9) ); }

[1] 1913 Webster

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