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DrawingContext.DrawText Method

Draws formatted text at the specified location.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public void DrawText(
	FormattedText formattedText,
	Point origin
)

Parameters

formattedText
Type: System.Windows.Media.FormattedText
The formatted text to be drawn.
origin
Type: System.Windows.Point
The location where the text is to be drawn.

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The object has already been closed or disposed.

The following example shows how to draw text to a DrawingVisual using a DrawingContext object. A drawing context is returned by calling the RenderOpen method of a DrawingVisual object. You can draw graphics and text into a drawing context.

To draw text into the drawing context, use the DrawText method of a DrawingContext object. When you are finished drawing content into the drawing context, call the Close method to close the drawing context and persist the content.


// Create a DrawingVisual that contains text.
private DrawingVisual CreateDrawingVisualText()
{
    // Create an instance of a DrawingVisual.
    DrawingVisual drawingVisual = new DrawingVisual();

    // Retrieve the DrawingContext from the DrawingVisual.
    DrawingContext drawingContext = drawingVisual.RenderOpen();

    // Draw a formatted text string into the DrawingContext.
    drawingContext.DrawText(
       new FormattedText("Click Me!",
          CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo("en-us"),
          FlowDirection.LeftToRight,
          new Typeface("Verdana"),
          36, System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Black),
          new System.Windows.Point(200, 116));

    // Close the DrawingContext to persist changes to the DrawingVisual.
    drawingContext.Close();

    return drawingVisual;
}


NoteNote

For the complete code sample from which the preceding code example was extracted, see Hit Test Using DrawingVisuals Sample.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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