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Can not get CDC::TextOut() to draw multi-line

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I am using CDC::TextOut successfully to draw text to the screen but I can not seem to get it to draw in word-wrap mode.

Every time I try to use ExtTextOut or DrawText it always draws blank.

Any thoughts as to how to or whether this can be achieved?
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TextOut doesn't do  word breaks

pDC->DrawText( strText, &rectTextBody, DT_NOPREFIX | DT_LEFT | DT_TOP | DT_WORDBREAK ) ;

where rectTextBody is the rectangle
strText is the text, lines separated with CR/LF pair e.g. "Hello\r\nWorld"

DT_NOPREFIX is optional, but means & are displayed as &, rather than underlining the next char

If you are still getting blank, check the color of the text is different from the background - before calling DrawText

pDC->SetText( RGB(0,0,0) ) ; // black text
pDC->SetBkColor( RGB(255,255,255) ) ; // white background

The background for the text is either filled in with the background color (OPAQUE mode)or left as it is (TRANSPARENT mode) - again set this before calling DrawText

pDC->SetBkMode( TRANSPARENT ) ; // transparent background#
or
pDC->SetBkMode( OPAQUE) ; // opaque background

Make sure the rectangle you use in DrawText is big enough


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