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Drawing Vertical Text ?

Posted on 2002-03-27
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Hi, I need to draw text vertically, ....(simple enuf)

But the font that needs to be drawn, needs to be selected by the user at runtime.

(* This is an extract of my code *)
GetObject(Canvas.Font.Handle, SizeOf(LogFont), @LogFont);
 with LogFont do
 begin
   lfEscapement:= 90 * 10; //this does the rotation
   lfQuality := PROOF_QUALITY;
   lfFaceName:= 'Comic Sans MS';
/* The problem is with the above line, as it needs to be set at runtime */
 end;

 //Assign the new rotated font handle
 NewFont := CreateFontIndirect(LogFont);
 OldFont := SelectObject(Canvas.Handle,NewFont);

 ACanvas.TextOut(0,0, 'Testing...');

 //restore old font and delete new handle
 NewFont := SelectObject(Canvas.Handle,OldFont);
 DeleteObject(NewFont);

(********** END **************)
What I am doing instead of that line is

   S:=Canvas.Font.Name; // string  
// Assume Canvas.Font is some font set by the user at runtime...
   FillChar(lfFaceName,32,#0);
   For j := 1 to Length(S) do
     lfFaceName[j-1]:= S[j]; // For this example assume the user has chosen Comic Sans MS...

Even though the above code is the equivalent to
     lfFaceName[j-1]:= 'Comic Sans MS';

... I only get the correct font displayed if it is hardcoded..????

Help.....???
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Question by:CyberKnight
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You have probably tested, but doesn't it work with:
StrCopy(lfFaceName, PChar(s));
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by:CyberKnight
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Wow, Yes, it does work, that was something I didnt test with....(duh !)

Thank you... Great !!!
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