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How to get text width for label

Posted on 2008-10-29
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I need to find out the width, in pixels, of a text string when used in a Label control on a .NET windows form application.  I know about the Graphics.MeasureString() method, but this requires that I have a Graphics instance, which as near as I can tell is only available in a Paint event.  So my question is:  How do I get the size in pixels of the text in a label control, without a Graphics instance?  Alternatively, how do I get a Graphics instance if not in a Paint event handler?  Is there another way altogether to get text width, given a text string and font?
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the following code will do the work:

//this refers to a form instance.
            Graphics t = this.CreateGraphics();
            t.MeasureString("Hello World", new Font("Arial", 12));
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