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Posted on 2004-09-10
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Hi Experts,
   
         I am facing a problem with Graphics.DrawString() method.
My Requirment is to write numbers which are right aligned..
e.g.
Items      Price
Item1           34.00
Item2         551.00
Item3        5678.00
Item4            5.00
Item5       3000.00
Item6       4567.00

But I am not able to print it this way, I tried with most of the combination of StringFormat class
e.g.

StringFormat objSF = new StringFormat(StringFormatFlags.DirectionRightToLeft);
objSF.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;  
                  
Can somebody tell me how to takle this problem.


Thanks
Bharat




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by:TheAvenger
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Try this:

StringFormat objSF = new StringFormat();
objSF.Alignment = Alignment.Far;

This should be all.
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by:TheAvenger
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Sorry, a typo:

StringFormat objSF = new StringFormat();
objSF.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;
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by:bharat_mane
ID: 12024330
Thanks TheAvenger,
  but i have already tried this.
  It is not coming the way i am looking for,.
o/p comes like this

                     2
                     5
          555.00  
       5555.00            
       5555.00            
            55.00
            55.00
            55.00


can you tell me why this must be happning?

Thanks
Bharat

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by:TheAvenger
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Do you give the same right coordinate of the rectangle in the draw string?

I think that draw string is not the best function :-(( It really aligns things in its own way..... But for this I think it should work....
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by:bharat_mane
ID: 12024368
Hi TheAvenger
I am specifying like this
x=50
for (i = 0; i <quantity.Length; i++)
{

      y += 20;
      g.DrawString(quantity[i],fntAddress,br1,x + 600,y,objSF);
      
}

or is there any other way i can work with is....?

Thanks
Bharat
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by:TheAvenger
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OK, here's the problem: you give a POINT and not a RECTANGLE. Make it like this:

x=50
int width = 100;
int height = 20;
for (i = 0; i <quantity.Length; i++)
{

     y += height;
     g.DrawString(quantity[i],fntAddress,br1, new RectangleF (x + 600, y, width, height), objSF);
}
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by:bharat_mane
ID: 12025753
Thanks TheAvenger,
    Even this i had tried but no luck.
Still it is not coming, the way it should as right aligned. Here only difference is spacing is changing between the numbers.
I don't know why it is changing the spacing.

Is there any other way....?


Thanks
Bharat
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TheAvenger earned 50 total points
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I made a small test with the following code:

SolidBrush textBrush = new SolidBrush (this.ForeColor)
string[] quantity = new string[] {"2", "5", "555.00", "5555.00", "5555.00", "55.00"};
int x=0;
int w = 100;
int h = 20;
int y = 0;
StringFormat objSF = new StringFormat();
objSF.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;
for (int i = 0; i <quantity.Length; i++)
{

      y += h;
      e.Graphics.DrawString(quantity[i],this.Font,textBrush, new RectangleF (x, y, w, h), objSF);
}

I aligns the text perfectly on the right.
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by:bharat_mane
ID: 12026161
Hi TheAvenger
thank you for your immediate replies.
Sorry to disturb you again and again.
But the problem is I am using third party component and it has derived class from graphics class. So I have to use that only.
By looking at your code I am bit confused from where are you referring this e.Graphics.DrawString()

Can you please tell me what is this e is it System.EventArgs e or something else.

Let me explain you clear scenario. I am trying to build PDF and for this I am using PDF n more components provided by www.rarefind.com this component has graphics class. If I am not wrong they are using most of the methods as it is.
And few of them must have been modified. I have already told them about this. They are working on it.

If this problem is related to graphics class then I apologies my mistake to take your precious time.

Thank you once again
Bharat

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by:bharat_mane
ID: 12026198
If this problem is related to graphics class then I apologies my mistake to take your precious time.
By this line I mean   www.rarefind.com's  graphics class and not .NET's graphics class.

Thanks
Bharat


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by:TheAvenger
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The code I posted is from the Paint event of the control and the argument e is of type System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs. It has the current control Graphics object as a property, so I can draw in the control directly using it. So I am drawing on the screen.

Unfortunately I cannot tell you anything about this third party control. I don't know if they use the default Graphics class or have overriden all methods :-((
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by:TheAvenger
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No problem for the time, that's why we participate in EE, to help each other find the problems and solutions for them.
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