String problem

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2010-03-31
When I draw a string with the drawString method of the Graphics class, it ignores escape characters such as \n.

For example if I execute the following code:

str="TESTING TEXT: newline:\n tab:\t END";
g.drawString(str, pvalx, pvaly+ascent);

System.out.println cmmand prints out the string in a correct format on the command prompt screen, like

TESTING TEXT: newline:
 tab:    END

but drawString ignores the escape characters and prints out text in a single line like

TESTING TEXT:newline:tab:END

Can anyone please tell me how to overcome this problem so that the string can be drawn  in the correct format?

Question by:asukai
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sciuriware earned 200 total points
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Yes, you should break your text into separate strings and
put them in place one by one.
It's easy to write code that puts every next line so-many pixels lower.
If you don't like that you should use a (SWING) control that interpretes HTML, but then you should change your string data accordingly.

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