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Font.MeasureText Method (String, Single, Single, Boolean, Int32)

Gets extent of the given text (both width and height) when it will be drawn with the GdiGraphics.DrawText method.

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


Visual Basic
Public Function MeasureText ( _
	text As String, _
	width As Single, _
	height As Single, _
	clipping As Boolean, _
	tabSize As Integer _
) As SizeF
public SizeF MeasureText(
	string text,
	float width,
	float height,
	bool clipping,
	int tabSize



Type: System.String

Multiline text you want to measure.

Type: System.Single

Width of the destination rectangle.

Type: System.Single

Height of the destination rectangle.

Type: System.Boolean

Value specifying whether to take into account the destination rectangle. If this value is false the whole text is processed, otherwise only the part which fits the destination rectangle will be measured.

Type: System.Int32

Value which specifies the number of whitespaces to replace one tabulation character in the text.

Return Value

Dimensions of the rectangle occupied with text when it will be drawn.


Width and height parameters specify the desired rectangle you want to display the text inside. The return value is the actual dimensions of the rectangle the text will occupy when displaying.

To get a valid text size, parameters values passed to this method should be identical to the respective parameters of the GdiGraphics.DrawText method.

All the coordinates are measured in units specified with Unit property.

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