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TextRenderer.DrawText Method (IDeviceContext, String, Font, Rectangle, Color)

Draws the specified text within the specified bounds, using the specified device context, font, and color.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static void DrawText(
	IDeviceContext dc,
	string text,
	Font font,
	Rectangle bounds,
	Color foreColor
)

Parameters

dc
Type: System.Drawing.IDeviceContext

The device context in which to draw the text.

text
Type: System.String

The text to draw.

font
Type: System.Drawing.Font

The Font to apply to the drawn text.

bounds
Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that represents the bounds of the text.

foreColor
Type: System.Drawing.Color

The Color to apply to the drawn text.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

dc is null.

If font or forecolor is null or Color.Empty, respectively; the DrawText method will draw the text in the font or color currently selected in the device context specified by dc. If forecolor is Transparent, the text will not be drawn.

This method will result in text that is horizontally and vertically centered in the rectangle specified by the bounds parameter. To change how the text is drawn, use a version of DrawText that takes a TextFormatFlags parameter type.

The text rendering offered by the TextRenderer class is based on GDI text rendering and is not supported for printing from Windows Forms. Instead, use the DrawString methods of the Graphics class.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DrawText method. To run this example, paste the code into a Windows Form and call RenderText2 from the form's Paint event handler, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void RenderText2(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    TextRenderer.DrawText(e.Graphics, "Regular Text", this.Font,
        new Rectangle(10, 10, 100, 100), SystemColors.ControlText);

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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