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Draw text with colors reversed along a sine wave in C#

The post Draw text with colors reversed along a diagonal line in C# demonstrated a general technique for splitting text (or any other image) into pieces that are drawn differently. That example showed how to draw text with some areas … Continue reading

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Draw text with colors reversed along a diagonal line in C#

The post Draw text with colors reversed in its upper and lower halves in C# showed how you can draw text that has upper and lower halves with colors switched. This example uses a similar technique to switch the colors … Continue reading

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Draw text with colors reversed in its upper and lower halves in C#

This example and the two that follow show how to draw text with an interesting visual effect. The idea is quite simple. Make two bitmaps showing the text with its different color schemes. Then use those images to fill different … Continue reading

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Draw text wrapped to fit columns in C#

The post Draw aligned columns of data in C# shows one way to draw text in rows and columns. It uses the Graphics class’s MeasureString method to size the columns so they are big enough to display their data without … Continue reading

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Draw different styles of “illuminated” text in C#

My previous post Draw “illuminated” text in C# showed how to draw “illuminated” text. It drew each paragraph’s initial letter in a large font with a box around it. Real illuminated manuscripts typically make the initial letter much more elaborate. … Continue reading

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Draw “illuminated” text in C#

This example lets you draw “illuminated text” where each paragraph begins with an oversized letter. In some illuminated manuscripts, the first letter of a paragraph is drawn in a larger font than the remaining text. This example does something similar. … Continue reading

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Use StringFormat to align text in columns in C#

My previous post Use tabs and StringFormat to align text in C# showed how to use a StringFormat object to draw tab-delimited text in columns. Unfortunately, that method doesn’t give you control over how the values in each column are … Continue reading

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Use tabs and StringFormat to align text in C#

This example shows how you can use a StringFormat object to align tab-delimited text when drawing it on a window. The Graphics class’s DrawString method draws a string on a window, PictureBox, Bitmap, or other drawing surface. The DrawString method … Continue reading

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Draw text on a circle in C#

This example uses some of the techniques described in the post Measure character positions when drawing long strings in C# to draw text on a circle. The previous post explains how to determine where the characters in a string will … Continue reading

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Justify paragraphs in C#

This example adds the ability to justify paragraphs to the example The example Align text by lines in C#. This is a bit more complicated than aligning text on the left, right, or center. (I don’t know why Microsoft didn’t … Continue reading

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