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DrawString() - how to rotate ?Helpful Member!(2) 

StevenK (Programmer) (OP)
18 Jul 03 9:25
I'm looking at drawing strings on a panel (along with rectangles and the like).
HOWEVER I want the strings to be vertical rather than horizontal - can this be done easily using DrawString() with some means of rotation ?
Or is there some other way to achieve this ?
Steve
Helpful Member!  seanbo (Programmer)
21 Jul 03 4:24
don't rotate the text. rotate the matrix of the graphics object you want to apply it to,  before you call the drawstring method.

Graphics g = e.Graphics;  // your graphics object.
float deg = 45F;  // an angle, this one is 45 degrees

g.RotateTransform(deg);
g.DrawString("slopey text is fun");
Helpful Member!  fireblade (Programmer)
21 Jul 03 6:18
You might also look at StringFormat as this sets a flag
for drawing vertical text.

StringFormat sf = new StringFormat ();

sf.FormatFlags = StringFormatFlags.DirectionVertical;

// Get the context g ... & string str, font, brush, x/y etc

Point center;
center = new Point (x,y);

g.DrawString (str, Font, brush, centre, sf);
StevenK (Programmer) (OP)
21 Jul 03 6:29
Thanks for the feedback on this question.
The first suggestion works a treat and have added it into my code succesfully getting the required results.
I'll look at making use of the second way the next time... :)
Thanks again
Steve

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