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GetTextExtent Method (IDeviceContext, Rectangle, String, TextFormatFlags)

VisualStyleRenderer.GetTextExtent Method (IDeviceContext, Rectangle, String, TextFormatFlags)

Returns the size and location of the specified string when drawn with the font of the current visual style element within the specified initial bounding rectangle.

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

public Rectangle GetTextExtent(
	IDeviceContext dc,
	Rectangle bounds,
	string textToDraw,
	TextFormatFlags flags
)

Parameters

dc
Type: System.Drawing.IDeviceContext

The IDeviceContext this operation will use.

bounds
Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

A Rectangle used to control the flow and wrapping of the text.

textToDraw
Type: System.String

The string to measure.

flags
Type: System.Windows.Forms.TextFormatFlags

A bitwise combination of the TextFormatFlags values.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
A Rectangle that contains the area required to fit the rendered text.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

dc is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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