(PECL cairo >= 0.1.0)
CairoContext::clipPreserve -- cairo_clip_preserve — Establishes a new clip region from the current clip
Object oriented style (method):
Establishes a new clip region by intersecting the current clip region with the current path as it would be filled by Context.fill and according to the current FILL RULE (see CairoContext::setFillRule or cairo_set_fill_rule()).
Unlike CairoContext::clip, CairoContext::clipPreserve preserves the path within the Context. The current clip region affects all drawing operations by effectively masking out any changes to the surface that are outside the current clip region.
Calling CairoContext::clipPreserve can only make the clip region smaller, never larger. But the current clip is part of the graphics state, so a temporary restriction of the clip region can be achieved by calling CairoContext::clipPreserve within a CairoContext::save/ CairoContext::restore pair. The only other means of increasing the size of the clip region is CairoContext::resetClip.
A valid CairoContext object
No value is returned.
Example #1 Object oriented style
$surface = new CairoImageSurface(CairoFormat::ARGB32, 50, 50);
$context = new CairoContext($surface);
Example #2 Procedural style
$surface = cairo_image_surface_create(CAIRO_FORMAT_ARGB32, 50, 50);
$context = cairo_create($surface);