StringAlignment StringAlignment StringAlignment StringAlignment Enum

Definition

Specifies the alignment of a text string relative to its layout rectangle.

public enum class StringAlignment
public enum StringAlignment
type StringAlignment = 
Public Enum StringAlignment
Inheritance
StringAlignmentStringAlignmentStringAlignmentStringAlignment

Fields

Center Center Center Center 1

Specifies that text is aligned in the center of the layout rectangle.

Far Far Far Far 2

Specifies that text is aligned far from the origin position of the layout rectangle. In a left-to-right layout, the far position is right. In a right-to-left layout, the far position is left.

Near Near Near Near 0

Specifies the text be aligned near the layout. In a left-to-right layout, the near position is left. In a right-to-left layout, the near position is right.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the LineAlignment and Alignment properties and the StringAlignment enumeration to align strings. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the ShowLineAndAlignment method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs .

private:
   void ShowLineAndAlignment( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Construct a new Rectangle .
      Rectangle displayRectangle = Rectangle(Point(40,40),System::Drawing::Size( 80, 80 ));
      
      // Construct 2 new StringFormat objects
      StringFormat^ format1 = gcnew StringFormat( StringFormatFlags::NoClip );
      StringFormat^ format2 = gcnew StringFormat( format1 );
      
      // Set the LineAlignment and Alignment properties for
      // both StringFormat objects to different values.
      format1->LineAlignment = StringAlignment::Near;
      format1->Alignment = StringAlignment::Center;
      format2->LineAlignment = StringAlignment::Center;
      format2->Alignment = StringAlignment::Far;
      
      // Draw the bounding rectangle and a string for each
      // StringFormat object.
      e->Graphics->DrawRectangle( Pens::Black, displayRectangle );
      e->Graphics->DrawString( "Showing Format1", this->Font, Brushes::Red, displayRectangle, format1 );
      e->Graphics->DrawString( "Showing Format2", this->Font, Brushes::Red, displayRectangle, format2 );
   }
private void ShowLineAndAlignment(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Construct a new Rectangle .
    Rectangle  displayRectangle = 
        new Rectangle (new Point(40, 40), new Size (80, 80));

    // Construct 2 new StringFormat objects
    StringFormat format1 = new StringFormat(StringFormatFlags.NoClip);
    StringFormat format2 = new StringFormat(format1);

    // Set the LineAlignment and Alignment properties for
    // both StringFormat objects to different values.
    format1.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Near;
    format1.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center;
    format2.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center;
    format2.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far;

    // Draw the bounding rectangle and a string for each
    // StringFormat object.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, displayRectangle);
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Showing Format1", this.Font, 
        Brushes.Red, (RectangleF)displayRectangle, format1);
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Showing Format2", this.Font, 
        Brushes.Red, (RectangleF)displayRectangle, format2);
}
Private Sub ShowLineAndAlignment(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Construct a new Rectangle.
    Dim displayRectangle _
        As New Rectangle(New Point(40, 40), New Size(80, 80))

    ' Construct two new StringFormat objects
    Dim format1 As New StringFormat(StringFormatFlags.NoClip)
    Dim format2 As New StringFormat(format1)

    ' Set the LineAlignment and Alignment properties for
    ' both StringFormat objects to different values.
    format1.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Near
    format1.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center
    format2.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center
    format2.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far

    ' Draw the bounding rectangle and a string for each
    ' StringFormat object.
    e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Black, displayRectangle)
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Showing Format1", Me.Font, Brushes.Red, _
        RectangleF.op_Implicit(displayRectangle), format1)
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Showing Format2", Me.Font, Brushes.Red, _
        RectangleF.op_Implicit(displayRectangle), format2)
End Sub

Remarks

When used with the LineAlignment property, this enumeration sets the vertical alignment for a drawn string. When used with the Alignment property, this enumeration sets the horizontal alignment.

Applies to