DrawText Method

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Draws text on the display device, using a specified font and color.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SPOT
Assembly:  Microsoft.SPOT.Graphics (in Microsoft.SPOT.Graphics.dll)


Public Sub DrawText ( _
    text As String, _
    font As Font, _
    color As Color, _
    x As Integer, _
    y As Integer _
public void DrawText(
    string text,
    Font font,
    Color color,
    int x,
    int y
void DrawText(
    String^ text, 
    Font^ font, 
    Color color, 
    int x, 
    int y
member DrawText : 
        text:string * 
        font:Font * 
        color:Color * 
        x:int * 
        y:int -> unit 
public function DrawText(
    text : String, 
    font : Font, 
    color : Color, 
    x : int, 
    y : int



If a bitmap is embedded as a resource, and its BitmapImageType is Bmp, then the Bitmap object is read-only, and attempts to modify it will throw an exception. You must make a copy of it using Bitmap.DrawImage, and modify the copy, as shown in the following code:

Bitmap bmpMyBitmap = Resources.GetBitmap(Resources.BitmapResources.MyBitmap);
        Bitmap bmpCopy = new Bitmap(bmpMyBitmap.Width, bmpMyBitmap.Height);
        // copy the bitmap
        bmpCopy.DrawImage(0, 0, bmpMyBitmap, 0, 0, bmpMyBitmap.Width, bmpMyBitmap.Height);
        // now you may modify the copy using any Bitmap method

The .NET Micro Framework provides the Microsoft.SPOT.Bitmap class for lower-level access, such as animation. For displaying static bitmaps and hyperlinked bitmaps, use the Image control.

.NET Framework Security

See Also


Bitmap Class

Microsoft.SPOT Namespace