textmetrix in c#

jadhaol
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How to get TEXTMETRIX in C#, I mean how to get width and height of a string for a given font? In C++, we get the same using TEXTMETRIX. What is the equivalent for it in C#? code sample please.
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Use Graphics.MeasureString()

I am working on some example code...
Example...

1. Create an empty form.

2. Subscribe to the form's Paint event.

(C#)
this.Paint += new System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventHandler(this.Form1_Paint);

3. Add the following code to the Paint event handler.

(C#)
private void Form1_Paint(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs e)
{
     // Create a test string...
     string testString = "This is a test string";

     // Measure the size of the string (using the font)...
     SizeF stringSize = e.Graphics.MeasureString(testString, this.Font);

     e.Graphics.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(Color.White), 0, 0, (int)stringSize.Width, (int)stringSize.Height);

     e.Graphics.DrawString(testString, Font, new SolidBrush(Color.Black), 0, 0);
}

4. The result will be some black text drawn over a white rectangle, which represents the measured size of the text.

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Thanks Jazzyfoot,

-jadhaol

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