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I'm using _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString to draw text on a bitmap image which works fine but I can't get it to draw the text in any other colour than black.

How can I change the colour of text drawn with this function.

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I don't know what @UEZ or @jpm think about what follows, but OP's question is an interesting feature and it could be done in a simple way, by adding an optional parameter to Func _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString() . Here is the beginning of the original function as found in GDIPlus.au3

Func _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString($hGraphics, $sString, $nX, $nY, $sFont = "Arial", $fSize = 10, $iFormat = 0)
    Local $hBrush = _GDIPlus_BrushCreateSolid()
    ...
EndFunc   ;==>_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString

If you just change the 1st line in the function, for example :

Local $hBrush = _GDIPlus_BrushCreateSolid(0xFFFF0000)

Then running the example from the help file would display "Hello world" in red.
If you guys think it's correct, then it could be a possible feature to add to AutoIt

Edit: in that case, allowing the Default keyword for parameters preceding the last one could also be user friendly

Edited by pixelsearch
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I would say you should use

_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawStringEx()

instead to get the feature you want. 😉

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