PolyTextOutA function

The PolyTextOut function draws several strings using the font and text colors currently selected in the specified device context.

Syntax

BOOL PolyTextOutA(
  HDC             hdc,
  const POLYTEXTA *ppt,
  int             nstrings
);

Parameters

hdc

A handle to the device context.

ppt

A pointer to an array of POLYTEXT structures describing the strings to be drawn. The array contains one structure for each string to be drawn.

nstrings

The number of POLYTEXT structures in the pptxt array.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero.

Remarks

Each POLYTEXT structure contains the coordinates of a reference point that Windows uses to align the corresponding string of text. An application can specify how the reference point is used by calling the SetTextAlign function. An application can determine the current text-alignment setting for the specified device context by calling the GetTextAlign function.

To draw a single string of text, the application should call the ExtTextOut function.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wingdi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Gdi32.lib
DLL Gdi32.dll

See Also

ExtTextOut

Font and Text Functions

Fonts and Text Overview

GetTextAlign

POLYTEXT

SetTextAlign