BrickGraphics.MeasureString(String, Int32) Method

Measures the specified string when drawn with the specified maximum width.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v21.1.Core.dll


public SizeF MeasureString(
    string text,
    int width


Name Type Description
text String

String to measure.

width Int32

An integer value specifying the maximum width of the measured string.


Type Description

This method returns a SizeF structure that represents the size, measured in pixels.


This method measures a text string specified via the parameter. The resulting string size is determined not only by the string’s contents, but also by the BrickGraphics.Font property value. If measured string width exceeds the width parameter value, then the height parameter value of the returned SizeF structure is increased, in order to fit inside the measured string.


This example calculates the dimensions of the rectangle to fit the specified string with a limitation on maximum width (75 measurement units). Then, a report with the VisualBrick, containing the string, is created and displayed.



A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at

using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
// ...

    VisualBrick visBrick;
    BrickGraphics brickGraph = printingSystem1.Graph;
    string s = "Developer Express Inc.";

    // Measure the string, specifying the maximum width.
    SizeF sz = brickGraph.MeasureString(s, 75);

    // Start the report generation.

    // Specify a page area.
    brickGraph.Modifier = BrickModifier.Detail;

    // Create a rectangle of the calculated size plus the border dimensions.
    RectangleF rect = new RectangleF(new PointF(0, 0), sz);
    rect = brickGraph.DefaultBrickStyle.InflateBorderWidth(rect, GraphicsDpi.Pixel);
    rect.Offset(-rect.X, -rect.Y);

    // Add a text brick to the report.
    visBrick = brickGraph.DrawString(s, Color.Black, rect, BorderSide.All);

    // Finish the report generation.

    // Preview the report.
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