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Graphics.DrawString Method (String, Font, Brush, Single, Single)

Draws the specified text string at the specified location with the specified Brush and Font objects.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
public void DrawString(
	string s,
	Font font,
	Brush brush,
	float x,
	float y
)

Parameters

s
Type: System.String

String to draw.

font
Type: System.Drawing.Font

Font that defines the text format of the string.

brush
Type: System.Drawing.Brush

Brush that determines the color and texture of the drawn text.

x
Type: System.Single

The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn text.

y
Type: System.Single

The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn text.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

brush is null.

-or-

s is null.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a text string to draw.

  • Defines the font as Arial (16pt).

  • Creates a solid black brush to draw with.

  • Creates a point for the upper-left corner at which to draw the text.

  • Draws the string to the screen using the font, brush, and destination point.

public void DrawStringFloat(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create string to draw.
    String drawString = "Sample Text";

    // Create font and brush.
    Font drawFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
    SolidBrush drawBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.Black);

    // Create point for upper-left corner of drawing. 
    float x = 150.0F;
    float y = 150.0F;

    // Draw string to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawString(drawString, drawFont, drawBrush, x, y);
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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