TextRenderer Class

Provides methods used to measure and render text. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class TextRenderer

The TextRenderer class provides a set of static methods that can be used for measuring and drawing text on a Windows Form control.

You can manipulate how the text is drawn by using one of the DrawText overloads that takes a TextFormatFlags parameter. For example, the default behavior of the TextRenderer is to add padding to the bounding rectangle of the drawn text to accommodate overhanging glyphs. If you need to draw a line of text without these extra spaces you should use the versions of DrawText and MeasureText that take a Size and TextFormatFlags parameter. For an example, see MeasureText(IDeviceContext, String, Font, Size, TextFormatFlags).

NoteNote:

The DrawText methods of TextRenderer are not supported for printing. You should always 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 RenderText1 from the form's Paint event handler, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void RenderText1(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    TextRenderer.DrawText(e.Graphics, "Regular Text", this.Font, 
        new Point(10, 10), SystemColors.ControlText);

}

System.Object
  System.Windows.Forms.TextRenderer

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

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
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