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How do I write text vertically in a window ???
Writing text horizontally is easily done with
CDC::TextOut  or  CDC::DrawText .
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trestan earned 100 total points
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You can rotate TrueType fonts at any angle. This is useful for labeling charts and other illustrations. Pls refer to online help at:
Platform, SDK, and DDK Documentation -> Platform SDK -> Graphics and Multimedia Services -> 2-D Graphics -> Fonts and Text -> Using the Font and Text-output functions -> Rotating lines of text
Also pls check this function: CreateFont.
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by:abraham01
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Answer is right. I had to do little modifications to make
it MFC-style. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
The modified code fragment follows :
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void CProgView::OnDraw(CDC* pDC)
{
      CProgDoc* pDoc = GetDocument();
      ASSERT_VALID(pDoc);

      // TODO: add draw code for native data here
.
.
RECT rc;
int angle;
CFont hfnt;
LPSTR lpszRotate = "Text to be rotated";
 
/* Allocate memory for a LOGFONT structure. */
 
PLOGFONT plf = (PLOGFONT) LocalAlloc(LPTR, sizeof(LOGFONT));
 
 
/* Specify a font typeface name and weight. */
 
lstrcpy(plf->lfFaceName, "Arial");
plf->lfWeight = FW_NORMAL;
 
/* Retrieve the client-rectangle dimensions. */
//GetClientRect(hwnd, &rc);
rc.left = 0;
rc.top = 0;
rc.right = 300;
rc.bottom = 300;
 
/*
 * Set the background mode to transparent for the
 * text-output operation.
 */
 
pDC->SetBkMode(TRANSPARENT);
 
/*
 * Draw the string 36 times, rotating 10 degrees
 * counter-clockwise each time.
 */
 
angle = 2700;
{
    plf->lfEscapement = angle;
    hfnt.CreateFontIndirect(plf);
    CFont * hfntPrev = pDC->SelectObject(&hfnt);
    pDC->TextOut(100, 100,
        lpszRotate, lstrlen(lpszRotate));
    pDC->SelectObject(hfntPrev);
    hfnt.DeleteObject();
}
 
/* Reset the background mode to its default. */
 
pDC->SetBkMode(OPAQUE);
 
/* Free the memory allocated for the LOGFONT structure. */
 
LocalFree((LOCALHANDLE) plf);
 
 ....
 ....
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