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How to: Create Vertical Text

How to: Create Vertical Text

You can use a StringFormat object to specify that text be drawn vertically rather than horizontally.

The following example assigns the value DirectionVertical to the FormatFlags property of a StringFormat object. That StringFormat object is passed to the DrawString method of the Graphics class. The value DirectionVertical is a member of the StringFormatFlags enumeration.

The following illustration shows the vertical text.

Fonts Text
        Dim myText As String = "Vertical text" 

        Dim fontFamily As New FontFamily("Lucida Console")
        Dim font As New Font( _
           fontFamily, _
           14, _
           FontStyle.Regular, _
           GraphicsUnit.Point)
        Dim pointF As New PointF(40, 10)
        Dim stringFormat As New StringFormat()
        Dim solidBrush As New SolidBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 0, 255))

        stringFormat.FormatFlags = StringFormatFlags.DirectionVertical

        e.Graphics.DrawString(myText, font, solidBrush, pointF, stringFormat)

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