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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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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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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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Align text by lines in C#

The example Draw paragraphs one line at a time in C# shows how to draw the lines of a paragraph one at a time. Once you can do that, it’s a simple matter to align text one line at a … Continue reading

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Make an owner-drawn ListBox that justifies columns in C#

This example shows how you can use an owner-drawn ListBox to left and right align values in columns. The following examples show different ways to align values in columns. Draw aligned columns of data in C# Format values in a … Continue reading

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Draw aligned columns of data in C#

This example draws a series of rows with aligned columns either left or right justified. The program uses the following code to define the data it will draw and the row and column alignments. // The values. private string[][] Values … Continue reading

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Draw justified text in C#

The StringFormat class has Alignment and LineAlignment properties that let you draw justified text. They let you specify how you want text aligned vertically and horizontally. The Alignment property determines the text’s horizontal alignment and the LineAlignment property determines its … Continue reading

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Align numeric values in ComboBox and ListBox controls in C#

The example Sort partly numeric items in a ComboBox or ListBox in C# displays a list of values that begin with numbers. Unfortunately the text doesn’t line up nicely in the result. This example solves that problem by using a … Continue reading

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Align text drawn by DrawString in C#

This example shows how to use StringFormat objects and Rectangles to align text drawn in in C#. This example’s Paint event handler draws nine strings inside a rectangle, aligning them vertically and horizontally in the nine possible combinations of top/left, … Continue reading

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