StringFormat.Alignment StringFormat.Alignment StringFormat.Alignment StringFormat.Alignment Property

Definition

Gets or sets horizontal alignment of the string.

public:
 property System::Drawing::StringAlignment Alignment { System::Drawing::StringAlignment get(); void set(System::Drawing::StringAlignment value); };
public System.Drawing.StringAlignment Alignment { get; set; }
member this.Alignment : System.Drawing.StringAlignment with get, set
Public Property Alignment As StringAlignment

Property Value

A StringAlignment enumeration that specifies the horizontal alignment of the string.

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

Use LineAlignment to specify the vertical alignment of the string.

Applies to