Writing Vertical text

Posted on 1998-07-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
How do I write text vertically in a window ???
Writing text horizontally is easily done with
CDC::TextOut  or  CDC::DrawText .
Question by:abraham01

Accepted Solution

trestan earned 100 total points
ID: 1319212
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.

Author Comment

ID: 1319213
Answer is right. I had to do little modifications to make
The modified code fragment follows :
void CProgView::OnDraw(CDC* pDC)
      CProgDoc* pDoc = GetDocument();

      // 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; = 0;
rc.right = 300;
rc.bottom = 300;
 * Set the background mode to transparent for the
 * text-output operation.
 * Draw the string 36 times, rotating 10 degrees
 * counter-clockwise each time.
angle = 2700;
    plf->lfEscapement = angle;
    CFont * hfntPrev = pDC->SelectObject(&hfnt);
    pDC->TextOut(100, 100,
        lpszRotate, lstrlen(lpszRotate));
/* Reset the background mode to its default. */
/* Free the memory allocated for the LOGFONT structure. */
LocalFree((LOCALHANDLE) plf);

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