StringFormat Constructors

Definition

Initializes a new StringFormat object.

Overloads

StringFormat()

Initializes a new StringFormat object.

StringFormat(StringFormat)

Initializes a new StringFormat object from the specified existing StringFormat object.

StringFormat(StringFormatFlags)

Initializes a new StringFormat object with the specified StringFormatFlags enumeration.

StringFormat(StringFormatFlags, Int32)

Initializes a new StringFormat object with the specified StringFormatFlags enumeration and language.

StringFormat()

Initializes a new StringFormat object.

public:
 StringFormat();
public StringFormat ();
Public Sub New ()

Remarks

The following table shows initial property values for an instance of StringFormat class.

Property Initial Value
FormatFlags 0 (no flags are set)
HotkeyPrefix None

StringFormat(StringFormat)

Initializes a new StringFormat object from the specified existing StringFormat object.

public:
 StringFormat(System::Drawing::StringFormat ^ format);
public StringFormat (System.Drawing.StringFormat format);
new System.Drawing.StringFormat : System.Drawing.StringFormat -> System.Drawing.StringFormat
Public Sub New (format As StringFormat)

Parameters

format
StringFormat

The StringFormat object from which to initialize the new StringFormat object.

Exceptions

format is null.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the following members:

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

StringFormat(StringFormatFlags)

Initializes a new StringFormat object with the specified StringFormatFlags enumeration.

public:
 StringFormat(System::Drawing::StringFormatFlags options);
public StringFormat (System.Drawing.StringFormatFlags options);
new System.Drawing.StringFormat : System.Drawing.StringFormatFlags -> System.Drawing.StringFormat
Public Sub New (options As StringFormatFlags)

Parameters

options
StringFormatFlags

The StringFormatFlags enumeration for the new StringFormat object.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the following members:

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

StringFormat(StringFormatFlags, Int32)

Initializes a new StringFormat object with the specified StringFormatFlags enumeration and language.

public:
 StringFormat(System::Drawing::StringFormatFlags options, int language);
public StringFormat (System.Drawing.StringFormatFlags options, int language);
new System.Drawing.StringFormat : System.Drawing.StringFormatFlags * int -> System.Drawing.StringFormat
Public Sub New (options As StringFormatFlags, language As Integer)

Parameters

options
StringFormatFlags

The StringFormatFlags enumeration for the new StringFormat object.

language
Int32

A value that indicates the language of the text.

Applies to