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How to: Display a Box Around Text

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The following example program draws a rectangle around a string of text.

Protected Overrides Sub OnPaint(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)
    Dim s As String = ".NET Compact Framework"
    Dim pen As New Pen(Color.Red, 5)
    Dim font As New Font("Arial", 10, FontStyle.Regular)
    Dim brush As New SolidBrush(Color.Black)
    Dim textSize As SizeF = e.Graphics.MeasureString(s, font)

    ' Create a rectangle with padding space between string and box.
    Dim r As New Rectangle(45, 70, CInt(Fix(textSize.Width) + 10), _
        CInt(Fix(textSize.Height) + 10))
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(pen, r)
    e.Graphics.DrawString(s, font, brush, 50F, 75F)
End Sub

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