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Thread: text length in twips

  1. #1

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    Aug 2000
    can you get that value some how?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2000
    if you have a form or picturebox handy then it's easy

    Dim sngTextWidth As Single  'Width of text in whatever scalemode your form's in
    Dim sngTextWidthTwips As Single 'width of text in twips
    'Get the width of the form in some scalemode
    sngTextWidth = Form1.TextWidth("Hello")
    'Convert to twips
    sngTextWidthTwips = Form1.ScaleX(sngTextWidth, Form1.ScaleMode, vbTwips)
    MsgBox """Hello"" is " & sngTextWidthTwips & " Twips Wide."
    hope it helps

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    Don't forget to set the form or picturebox font to the same font as the text you want to measure.

    The other option is to use the GetTextExtent32 API call, but you still need a device context and a handle to a font object.

    - gaffa

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