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DrawingContext.DrawText Method

Draws formatted text at the specified location.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

Public Sub DrawText ( _
	formattedText As FormattedText, _
	origin As Point _


Type: System.Windows.Media.FormattedText

The formatted text to be drawn.

Type: System.Windows.Point

The location where the text is to be drawn.


The object has already been closed or disposed.

The following example shows how to draw text to a DrawingVisual using a DrawingContext object. A drawing context is returned by calling the RenderOpen method of a DrawingVisual object. You can draw graphics and text into a drawing context.

To draw text into the drawing context, use the DrawText method of a DrawingContext object. When you are finished drawing content into the drawing context, call the Close method to close the drawing context and persist the content.

		' Create a DrawingVisual that contains text.
		Private Function CreateDrawingVisualText() As DrawingVisual
			' Create an instance of a DrawingVisual.
			Dim drawingVisual As New DrawingVisual()

			' Retrieve the DrawingContext from the DrawingVisual.
			Dim drawingContext As DrawingContext = drawingVisual.RenderOpen()

			' Draw a formatted text string into the DrawingContext.
			drawingContext.DrawText(New FormattedText("Click Me!", CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo("en-us"), FlowDirection.LeftToRight, New Typeface("Verdana"), 36, Brushes.Black), New Point(200, 116))

			' Close the DrawingContext to persist changes to the DrawingVisual.

			Return drawingVisual
		End Function

For the complete code sample from which the preceding code example was extracted, see Hit Test Using DrawingVisuals Sample.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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