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StringFormatFlags Enumeration

Specifies the display and layout information for text strings.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

[Visual Basic]
Public Enum StringFormatFlags
public enum StringFormatFlags
__value public enum StringFormatFlags
enum StringFormatFlags


Member name Description Value
DirectionRightToLeft Specifies that text is right to left. 1
DirectionVertical Specifies that text is vertical. 2
DisplayFormatControl Causes control characters such as the left-to-right mark to be shown in the output with a representative glyph. 32
FitBlackBox Specifies that no part of any glyph overhangs the bounding rectangle. By default some glyphs overhang the rectangle slightly where necessary to appear at the edge visually. For example when an italic lowercase letter f in a font such as Garamond is aligned at the far left of a rectangle, the lower part of the f will reach slightly further left than the left edge of the rectangle. Setting this flag will ensure no painting outside the rectangle but will cause the aligned edges of adjacent lines of text to appear uneven. 4
LineLimit Only entire lines are laid out in the formatting rectangle. By default layout continues until the end of the text, or until no more lines are visible as a result of clipping, whichever comes first. Note that the default settings allow the last line to be partially obscured by a formatting rectangle that is not a whole multiple of the line height. To ensure that only whole lines are seen, specify this value and be careful to provide a formatting rectangle at least as tall as the height of one line. 8192
MeasureTrailingSpaces By default the boundary rectangle returned by the MeasureString method excludes the space at the end of each line. Set this flag to include that space in measurement. 2048
NoClip Overhanging parts of glyphs, and unwrapped text reaching outside the formatting rectangle are allowed to show. By default all text and glyph parts reaching outside the formatting rectangle are clipped. 16384
NoFontFallback Disables fallback to alternate fonts for characters not supported in the requested font. Any missing characters are displayed with the fonts missing glyph, usually an open square. 1024
NoWrap Disables wrapping of text between lines when formatting within a rectangle. This flag is implied when a point is passed instead of a rectangle, or when the specified rectangle has a zero line length. 4096


Namespace: System.Drawing

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

System.Drawing Namespace