Function Reference


Create a String Format object

#include <GDIPlus.au3>
_GDIPlus_StringFormatCreate ( [$iFormat = 0 [, $iLangID = 0]] )


$iFormat [optional] Format flags. Can be one or more of the following:
    0x0001 - Specifies that reading order is right to left
    0x0002 - Specifies that individual lines of text are drawn vertically on the display device
    0x0004 - Specifies that parts of characters are allowed to overhang the string's layout rectangle
    0x0020 - Specifies that Unicode layout control characters are displayed with a representative character
    0x0400 - Specifies that an alternate font is used for characters that are not supported in the requested font
    0x0800 - Specifies that the space at the end of each line is included in a string measurement
    0x1000 - Specifies that the wrapping of text to the next line is disabled
    0x2000 - Specifies that only entire lines are laid out in the layout rectangle
    0x4000 - Specifies that characters overhanging the layout rectangle and text extending outside the layout rectangle are allowed to show
$iLangID [optional] The language to use

Return Value

Success: a handle to a string format object.
Failure: 0 and sets the @error flag to non-zero, @extended may contain GPSTATUS error code ($GPID_ERR*).


When you are done with the String Format object, call _GDIPlus_StringFormatDispose() to release the resources.


_GDIPlus_StringFormatDispose, _GDIPlus_StringFormatSetAlign

See Also

Search GdipCreateStringFormat in MSDN Library.


#include <GDIPlus.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>


Func Example()
    Local $hGUI, $hGraphic, $hBrush, $hFormat, $hFamily, $hFont, $tLayout

    ; Create GUI
    $hGUI = GUICreate("GDI+", 400, 300)

    ; Draw a string
    $hGraphic = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND($hGUI)
    $hBrush = _GDIPlus_BrushCreateSolid(0xFF00007F)
    $hFormat = _GDIPlus_StringFormatCreate()
    $hFamily = _GDIPlus_FontFamilyCreate("Arial")
    $hFont = _GDIPlus_FontCreate($hFamily, 12, 2)
    $tLayout = _GDIPlus_RectFCreate(140, 110, 100, 20)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawStringEx($hGraphic, "Hello world", $hFont, $tLayout, $hFormat, $hBrush)

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

    ; Clean up resources

EndFunc   ;==>Example