Thread: Width of string

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    Width of string

    I'm trying to find the width of a string. I've tried using GetTextMetrics and multiplying the vaerage character with by the length returned from lstrlen but to no avail.

    I also tried using DrawText with DT_CALCRECT but that didn't seem to work at all..

    [edit:] Actually DT_CALCRECT was working, I forgot to add the 18px I was adding to the left side to bump it over a litle..
    Last edited by Mithoric; 05-01-2004 at 02:33 AM.

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    This should help:

    SIZE txtSize;

    GetTextExtentPoint32 (hdc, theText, strlen(theText), &txtSize);

    Then use an

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    Awesome this is the exact answer I was just looking for!
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