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StringFormat.Trimming Property

Gets or sets the StringTrimming enumeration for this StringFormat object.

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

public StringTrimming Trimming { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.StringTrimming
A StringTrimming enumeration that indicates how text drawn with this StringFormat object is trimmed when it exceeds the edges of the layout rectangle.

The following example shows how to set the Trimming property and how to use the StringTrimming enumeration. This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form. Paste this code into a form and call the ShowStringTrimming method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ShowStringTrimming(PaintEventArgs e)

    StringFormat format1 = new StringFormat();
    string quote = "Not everything that can be counted counts," +
        " and not everything that counts can be counted.";
    format1.Trimming = StringTrimming.EllipsisWord;
    e.Graphics.DrawString(quote, this.Font, Brushes.Black, 
        new RectangleF(10.0F, 10.0F, 90.0F, 50.0F), format1);

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, 1.1, 1.0