Solved

Any way to determine the width of text when it is drawn?  ASP.NET VB

Posted on 2013-02-03
3
299 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-03
Here is my line of code which draws text to the screen:

Dim TopLine1 as string = "Hello World"

graphicImage.DrawString(TopLine1, New Font("Helvetica, sans-serif", 18, FontStyle.Regular), SystemBrushes.WindowText, New Point(GetLeftMargin(TopLine1), 20))


I need to create the function GetLeftMargin which will center the text within my area, which is 440 pixels wide.   Since most fonts do not have a "fixed" width for each character, I can't simply take the number of characters and multiply by a fixed pixel width.

My hope is to pre-calculate the width of the string I am drawing, and then use that to calculate my X margin.  If I knew how wide my text image was, then I could quickly calculate the correct margin for it.   How can I pre-calculate how wide my text image is going to be?
0
Comment
Question by:arthurh88
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
MajorBigDeal earned 500 total points
ID: 38849138
0
 

Author Comment

by:arthurh88
ID: 38849149
thanks a bunch!  this worked too, i discovered right as you answered:

 Dim Tlength As Integer = graphicImage.MeasureString(String.Format("{0:C2}", TopLine1), New Font("Helvetica, sans-serif", 18, FontStyle.Regular)).Width
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:MajorBigDeal
ID: 38849514
Cool, thanks for sharing your solution.
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Optimize the query 5 43
VS 2015 is giving [No relevant source lines] 2 30
VB.net Open video relating to control 2 20
Amazon S3 Images with .Net 3 16
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could test whether an element is contained in an array by using a Contains method just like the one available on List objects? Wouldn’t it be good if you could write code like this? (CODE) In .NET 3.5, this is possible…
Real-time is more about the business, not the technology. In day-to-day life, to make real-time decisions like buying or investing, business needs the latest information(e.g. Gold Rate/Stock Rate). Unlike traditional days, you need not wait for a fe…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

820 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