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VisualStyleRenderer.GetTextExtent Method (IDeviceContext, String, TextFormatFlags)

Returns the size and location of the specified string when drawn with the font of the current visual style element.

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

public Rectangle GetTextExtent(
	IDeviceContext dc,
	string textToDraw,
	TextFormatFlags flags
)

Parameters

dc
Type: System.Drawing.IDeviceContext

The IDeviceContext this operation will use.

textToDraw
Type: System.String

The string to measure.

flags
Type: System.Windows.Forms.TextFormatFlags

A bitwise combination of the TextFormatFlags values.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
A Rectangle that contains the area required to fit the rendered text.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

dc is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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