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# Draw string with Graphics2D

Posted on 2004-09-16
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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.
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Subtract the height of the string from y.
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Use the FontMetrics class to get the height of the string
FontMetrics fm = g2d.getFontMetrics(font);
int height = fm.getHeight();
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FontMetrics f = g.getFontMetrics();
int fascent = f.getAscent();

g.drawString("Hello", x, fascent);
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Hi dr0zaxx,

FontMetrics f = g.getFontMetrics();
int yf = f.getMaxAscent();

g.drawString("Hello", x, yf + y);
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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.
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Thanks for the responses.
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:-)
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