Graphics.TextContrast Property

Definition

Gets or sets the gamma correction value for rendering text.

public:
 property int TextContrast { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int TextContrast { get; set; }
member this.TextContrast : int with get, set
Public Property TextContrast As Integer

Property Value

Int32

The gamma correction value used for rendering antialiased and ClearType text.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of the TextRenderingHint and TextContrast properties.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the code into a form and call the ChangeTextRenderingHintAndTextContrast method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private:
   void ChangeTextRenderingHintAndTextContrast( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Retrieve the graphics object.
      Graphics^ formGraphics = e->Graphics;

      // Declare a new font.
      System::Drawing::Font^ myFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( FontFamily::GenericSansSerif,20,FontStyle::Regular );

      // Set the TextRenderingHint property.
      formGraphics->TextRenderingHint = System::Drawing::Text::TextRenderingHint::SingleBitPerPixel;

      // Draw the string.
      formGraphics->DrawString( "Hello World", myFont, Brushes::Firebrick, 20.0F, 20.0F );

      // Change the TextRenderingHint property.
      formGraphics->TextRenderingHint = System::Drawing::Text::TextRenderingHint::AntiAliasGridFit;

      // Draw the string again.
      formGraphics->DrawString( "Hello World", myFont, Brushes::Firebrick, 20.0F, 60.0F );

      // Set the text contrast to a high-contrast setting.
      formGraphics->TextContrast = 0;

      // Draw the string.
      formGraphics->DrawString( "Hello World", myFont, Brushes::DodgerBlue, 20.0F, 100.0F );

      // Set the text contrast to a low-contrast setting.
      formGraphics->TextContrast = 12;

      // Draw the string again.
      formGraphics->DrawString( "Hello World", myFont, Brushes::DodgerBlue, 20.0F, 140.0F );

      // Dispose of the font object.
      delete myFont;
   }
private void ChangeTextRenderingHintAndTextContrast(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Retrieve the graphics object.
    Graphics formGraphics = e.Graphics;

    // Declare a new font.
    Font myFont = new Font(FontFamily.GenericSansSerif, 20, 
        FontStyle.Regular);

    // Set the TextRenderingHint property.
    formGraphics.TextRenderingHint = 
        System.Drawing.Text.TextRenderingHint.SingleBitPerPixel;

    // Draw the string.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, 
        Brushes.Firebrick, 20.0F, 20.0F);

    // Change the TextRenderingHint property.
    formGraphics.TextRenderingHint = 
        System.Drawing.Text.TextRenderingHint.AntiAliasGridFit;

    // Draw the string again.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, 
        Brushes.Firebrick, 20.0F, 60.0F);

    // Set the text contrast to a high-contrast setting.
    formGraphics.TextContrast = 0;

    // Draw the string.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, 
        Brushes.DodgerBlue, 20.0F, 100.0F);

    // Set the text contrast to a low-contrast setting.
    formGraphics.TextContrast = 12;

    // Draw the string again.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, 
        Brushes.DodgerBlue, 20.0F, 140.0F);

    // Dispose of the font object.
    myFont.Dispose();
}
Private Sub ChangeTextRenderingHintAndTextContrast(ByVal e As _
    PaintEventArgs)

    ' Retrieve the graphics object.
    Dim formGraphics As Graphics = e.Graphics

    ' Declare a new font.
    Dim myFont As Font = New Font(FontFamily.GenericSansSerif, _
        20, FontStyle.Regular)

    ' Set the TextRenderingHint property.
    formGraphics.TextRenderingHint = _
        System.Drawing.Text.TextRenderingHint.SingleBitPerPixel

    ' Draw the string.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, _
        Brushes.Firebrick, 20.0F, 20.0F)

    ' Change the TextRenderingHint property.
    formGraphics.TextRenderingHint = _
        System.Drawing.Text.TextRenderingHint.AntiAliasGridFit

    ' Draw the string again.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, _
        Brushes.Firebrick, 20.0F, 60.0F)

    ' Set the text contrast to a high-contrast setting.
    formGraphics.TextContrast = 0

    ' Draw the string.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, _
        Brushes.DodgerBlue, 20.0F, 100.0F)

    ' Set the text contrast to a low-contrast setting.
    formGraphics.TextContrast = 12

    ' Draw the string again.
    formGraphics.DrawString("Hello World", myFont, _
        Brushes.DodgerBlue, 20.0F, 140.0F)

    ' Dispose of the font object.
    myFont.Dispose()

End Sub

Remarks

The gamma correction value must be between 0 and 12. The default value is 4.

Applies to