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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.

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

[FlagsAttribute]
public enum StringFormatFlags

Member nameDescription
DirectionRightToLeftText is displayed from right to left.
DirectionVerticalText is vertically aligned.
FitBlackBoxParts of characters are allowed to overhang the string's layout rectangle. By default, characters are repositioned to avoid any overhang.
DisplayFormatControlControl characters such as the left-to-right mark are shown in the output with a representative glyph.
NoFontFallbackFallback to alternate fonts for characters not supported in the requested font is disabled. Any missing characters are displayed with the fonts missing glyph, usually an open square.
MeasureTrailingSpacesIncludes the trailing space at the end of each line. 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.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNoWrapText wrapping between lines when formatting within a rectangle is disabled. This flag is implied when a point is passed instead of a rectangle, or when the specified rectangle has a zero line length.
LineLimitOnly 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.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNoClipOverhanging 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.

StringFormatFlags is used by the StringFormat class.

NoteNote:

The FitBlackBox field was misnamed and its behavior is similar to the NoFitBlackBox field in the original GDI+ implementation.

The following code example demonstrates the following members:

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the ShowLineAndAlignment method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ShowLineAndAlignment(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Construct a new Rectangle .
    Rectangle  displayRectangle = 
        new Rectangle (new Point(40, 40), new Size (80, 80));

    // Construct 2 new StringFormat objects
    StringFormat format1 = new StringFormat(StringFormatFlags.NoClip);
    StringFormat format2 = new StringFormat(format1);

    // Set the LineAlignment and Alignment properties for 
    // both StringFormat objects to different values.
    format1.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Near;
    format1.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center;
    format2.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center;
    format2.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;

    // Draw the bounding rectangle and a string for each 
    // StringFormat object.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, displayRectangle);
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Showing Format1", this.Font, 
        Brushes.Red, (RectangleF)displayRectangle, format1);
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Showing Format2", this.Font, 
        Brushes.Red, (RectangleF)displayRectangle, format2);
}

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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