Graphics.DrawText Method (String, Font, SolidBrush, Rectangle, Boolean, Int32)

Draws the specified text in the specified rectangle taking into account its line breaks and justification.

Namespace: Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Drawing
Assembly: Aurigma.GraphicsMill (in Aurigma.GraphicsMill.dll)


public void DrawText(
	string text,
	Font font,
	SolidBrush brush,
	Rectangle rect,
	bool clipping,
	int tabSize



Type: System.String

A text to draw.

Type: Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Drawing.Font

A Font that defines the text format.

Type: Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Drawing.SolidBrush

A SolidBrush that determines the color of the drawn text.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

A Rectangle structure that specifies the bounds of the drawn text.

Type: System.Boolean

true if the string is clipped when it does not fit the bounding rectangle; otherwise, false.

Type: System.Int32

The number of whitespaces to replace one tabulation character in the text.


If the destination rectangle width is 0 the text will not be wrapped during the drawing. The extent of the text drawn by this method can be measured using the MeasureText(String, Font, Size, Boolean, Int32) method.

This method supports newline (\n in C# and vbNewLine in VB) and tabulation (\t in C# and vbTab in VB) characters. It makes the characters after the newline symbol be displayed in a new line and replaces the tabulation character with the specified number of whitespaces.


When you try to draw text on a grayscale bitmap, you will notice that the text is not antialiased. The reason of this problem is that neither GDI nor GDI+ support grayscale bitmaps, therefore Graphics Mill has to imitate it as indexed bitmap with grayscale palette. However, antialiasing is impossible on indexed bitmaps.

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