Solved

Draw string with Graphics2D

Posted on 2004-09-16
7
231 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
Hi,

I'm having a major obstacle in my Swing application. According to the API, the drawString method in Graphics2D will make the lefthand side of the baseline the x and y (x and y are the arguments of the drawString method).

Is there any way I can make the x and y the top left hand corner of the string? It is something like shifting the anchor point, so that the top left hand corner of the string will be at x and y.
0
Comment
Question by:dr0zaxx
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:objects
ID: 12081197
Subtract the height of the string from y.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:objects
ID: 12081279
Use the FontMetrics class to get the height of the string
FontMetrics fm = g2d.getFontMetrics(font);
int height = fm.getHeight();
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Emilda
ID: 12081403
FontMetrics f = g.getFontMetrics();
int fascent = f.getAscent();
       
g.drawString("Hello", x, fascent);
0
Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Webstorm earned 500 total points
ID: 12082537
Hi dr0zaxx,


FontMetrics f = g.getFontMetrics();
int yf = f.getMaxAscent();
       
g.drawString("Hello", x, yf + y);
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:objects
ID: 12089316
to get the actual bounds of the string use:

 Rectangle2D bounds = fm.getStringBounds(s, g2d);

you can then use those bounds to offset the position to paint it.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:dr0zaxx
ID: 12095485
Thanks for the responses.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Webstorm
ID: 12100982
:-)
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For beginner Java programmers or at least those new to the Eclipse IDE, the following tutorial will show some (four) ways in which you can import your Java projects to your Eclipse workbench. Introduction While learning Java can be done with…
Introduction This article is the last of three articles that explain why and how the Experts Exchange QA Team does test automation for our web site. This article covers our test design approach and then goes through a simple test case example, how …
Viewers will learn about basic arrays, how to declare them, and how to use them. Introduction and definition: Declare an array and cover the syntax of declaring them: Initialize every index in the created array: Example/Features of a basic arr…
This tutorial will introduce the viewer to VisualVM for the Java platform application. This video explains an example program and covers the Overview, Monitor, and Heap Dump tabs.

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question