DrawString Method (String, Font, Brush, Single, Single)

Graphics.DrawString Method (String, Font, Brush, Single, Single)


Draws the specified text string at the specified location with the specified Brush and Font objects.

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public void DrawString(
	string s,
	Font font,
	Brush brush,
	float x,
	float y


Type: System.String

String to draw.

Type: System.Drawing.Font

Font that defines the text format of the string.

Type: System.Drawing.Brush

Brush that determines the color and texture of the drawn text.

Type: System.Single

The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn text.

Type: System.Single

The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the drawn text.

Exception Condition

brush is null.


s is null.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a text string to draw.

  • Defines the font as Arial (16pt).

  • Creates a solid black brush to draw with.

  • Creates a point for the upper-left corner at which to draw the text.

  • Draws the string to the screen using the font, brush, and destination point.

public void DrawStringFloat(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create string to draw.
    String drawString = "Sample Text";

    // Create font and brush.
    Font drawFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
    SolidBrush drawBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.Black);

    // Create point for upper-left corner of drawing.
    float x = 150.0F;
    float y = 150.0F;

    // Draw string to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawString(drawString, drawFont, drawBrush, x, y);

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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