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Create image with text wrapped to pre-defined area

Posted on 2008-11-03
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I am very stuck with something I am trying to build where users load a JPG file from a template library, enter some text, select a font and font size and alignment and then they click submit. A new image is created with the user's text inserted in the correct font, size and position.

What I would like to do is to be able to wrap the form inputted text to a rectangular shape which has it's dimensions sourced from the database record relating to the template. The information I am thinking of storing is TOP co-ord, LEFT co-ord, Width and Height. This would create a rectangular shape for the text to be wrapped in.

I have a similar example of what I would like to do using Windows Forms (http://www.java2s.com/Code/CSharp/2D-Graphics/Textwrapverticalhorizontalandtrim.htm) but I do not know how to do it using asp.Net for a website or whether I can use the same methods.

I would be very grateful if anyone can help me get the correct code for what  I want to do. :)
MY CURRENT CODING
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Dim bitMapImage As Bitmap = New Bitmap(Server.MapPath("/imgs/templates/MothersDay.jpg"))
        Dim graphicImage As Graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bitMapImage)
        graphicImage.SmoothingMode = SmoothingMode.AntiAlias
        Dim oColor As System.Drawing.Color
        Dim sColor As String = Request("BackgroundColor")
        Dim sText As String = Request("Text")
        Dim sFont As String = Request("Font")
 
        Select sColor
            Case "red"
                oColor = Color.Red
            Case "green"
                oColor = Color.Green
            Case "navy"
                oColor = Color.Navy
            Case "orange"
                oColor = Color.Orange
            Case Else
                oColor = Color.Black
        End Select
 
 
        graphicImage.DrawString("Example Text Example Text Example Text", New Font("Arial", 20, FontStyle.Bold), SystemBrushes.WindowText, New Point(100, 250))
        bitMapImage.Save(Server.MapPath("/imgs/users/generated_image.jpg"), ImageFormat.Jpeg)

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Solved this myself using similar properties to the window forms code


Dim font As New Font("Verdana", 20)
Dim rect As New Rectangle(10, 10, 200, 200)
graphicImage.DrawString(text, font, Brushes.Red, rect)

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