StringTrimming Enumeration

 

Specifies how to trim characters from a string that does not completely fit into a layout shape.

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

Public Enumeration StringTrimming

Member nameDescription
Character

Specifies that the text is trimmed to the nearest character.

EllipsisCharacter

Specifies that the text is trimmed to the nearest character, and an ellipsis is inserted at the end of a trimmed line.

EllipsisPath

The center is removed from trimmed lines and replaced by an ellipsis. The algorithm keeps as much of the last slash-delimited segment of the line as possible.

EllipsisWord

Specifies that text is trimmed to the nearest word, and an ellipsis is inserted at the end of a trimmed line.

None

Specifies no trimming.

Word

Specifies that text is trimmed to the nearest word.

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 Sub ShowStringTrimming(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    Dim format1 As New StringFormat
    Dim quote As String = "Not everything that can be counted counts," & _
        " and not everything that counts can be counted."
    format1.Trimming = StringTrimming.EllipsisWord
    e.Graphics.DrawString(quote, Me.Font, Brushes.Black, _
        New RectangleF(10.0F, 10.0F, 90.0F, 50.0F), format1)
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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