GlyphRunDrawing Class

Represents a Drawing object that renders a GlyphRun. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class GlyphRunDrawing : Drawing
public final class GlyphRunDrawing extends Drawing
public final class GlyphRunDrawing extends Drawing
<GlyphRunDrawing .../>

The GlyphRun object represents a sequence of glyphs from a single face of a single font at a single size, and with a single rendering style.

GlyphRun contains font details such as glyph indices and individual glyph positions. In addition, GlyphRun contains the original Unicode code points the run was generated from, character to glyph buffer offset mapping information, and per-character and per-glyph flags.

Each glyph in a GlyphRun defines metrics that specify how it aligns with other Glyphs. The following graphic defines the various typographic qualities of two different glyph characters.

Various typographic qualities of two different glyph characters

Diagraph of glyph measurements

Freezable Features: A GlyphRunDrawing is a type of Freezable object and therefore can be frozen to improve performance. For information about Freezable features, such as freezing and cloning, see the Freezable Objects Overview.

Caution: GlyphRunDrawing objects do not support partial trust execution. An application must have full trust permissions to use GlyphRunDrawing objects.

The following example uses a GlyphRunDrawing to draw the text "Hello World".

GlyphRun theGlyphRun = new GlyphRun(
    new GlyphTypeface(new Uri(@"C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\TIMES.TTF")),
    new ushort[]{43, 72, 79, 79, 82, 3, 58, 82, 85, 79, 71},
    new Point(0, 12.29),
    new double[]{
        9.62666666666667, 7.41333333333333, 2.96, 
        2.96, 7.41333333333333, 3.70666666666667, 
        12.5866666666667, 7.41333333333333, 
        4.44, 2.96, 7.41333333333333},


GlyphRunDrawing gDrawing = new GlyphRunDrawing(Brushes.Black, theGlyphRun);

<GlyphRunDrawing ForegroundBrush="Black">
      GlyphIndices="43 72 79 79 82 3 58 82 85 79 71" 
      AdvanceWidths="9.62666666666667 7.41333333333333 2.96 2.96 7.41333333333333 3.70666666666667 12.5866666666667 7.41333333333333 4.44 2.96 7.41333333333333" 
        <GlyphTypeface FontUri="C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\TIMES.TTF" />

A GlyphRun is a low-level object intended for use with fixed-format document presentation and print scenarios. A simpler way to draw text to the screen is to use a Label or a TextBlock. For more information about GlyphRun, see the Introduction to the GlyphRun Object and Glyphs Element overview.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0