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StringTrimming Enumeration

Specifies how to trim characters from a string that does not completely fit into a layout shape.

Namespace: System.Drawing
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

public enum StringTrimming
public enum StringTrimming
public enum StringTrimming

 Member nameDescription
CharacterSpecifies that the text is trimmed to the nearest character. 
EllipsisCharacterSpecifies that the text is trimmed to the nearest character, and an ellipsis is inserted at the end of a trimmed line. 
EllipsisPathThe center is removed from trimmed lines and replaced by an ellipsis. The algorithm keeps as much of the last slash-delimited segment of the line as possible. 
EllipsisWordSpecifies that text is trimmed to the nearest word, and an ellipsis is inserted at the end of a trimmed line. 
NoneSpecifies no trimming. 
WordSpecifies that text is trimmed to the nearest word. 

The following example shows how to set the Trimming property and how to use the StringTrimming enumeration. This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form. Paste this code into a form and call the ShowStringTrimming method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ShowStringTrimming(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    StringFormat format1 = new StringFormat();
    string quote = "Not everything that can be counted counts," +
        " and not everything that counts can be counted.";
    format1.Trimming = StringTrimming.EllipsisWord;
    e.Graphics.DrawString(quote, this.Font, Brushes.Black, 
        new RectangleF(10.0F, 10.0F, 90.0F, 50.0F), format1);
}

private void ShowStringTrimming(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    StringFormat format1 = new StringFormat();
    String quote = "Not everything that can be counted counts," 
                    + " and not everything that counts can be counted.";

    format1.set_Trimming(StringTrimming.EllipsisWord);
    e.get_Graphics().DrawString(quote, this.get_Font(), 
        Brushes.get_Black(), new RectangleF(10, 10, 90, 50), format1);
} //ShowStringTrimming

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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