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PdfGraphics.DrawString(String, Font, SolidBrush, RectangleF, PdfStringFormat) Method

Draws text in the specified page rectangle. Allows you to specify brush, font, and string parameters.

Namespace: DevExpress.Pdf

Assembly: DevExpress.Pdf.v23.2.Drawing.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Pdf.Drawing


public void DrawString(
    string text,
    Font font,
    SolidBrush brush,
    RectangleF layout,
    PdfStringFormat format


Name Type Description
text String

A text to draw.

font Font

An object that defines text font options.

brush SolidBrush

An object that determines the color and texture of the drawn text.

layout RectangleF

A page rectangle in the world coordinate system where you can draw text.

format PdfStringFormat

An object that specifies text formatting attributes.


Use the MeasureString method to calculate a size of the drawn text and a page area where you can draw text.

Use the UseKerning property to enable kerning in drawn text.

To draw a string on the PDF page, use one of the following methods:

PdfGraphics.AddToPageForeground, PdfGraphics.AddToPageBackground
These methods allow you to draw content on an existing page.
Draws content on a new page.

The code sample below draws text in the center of an empty page:

draw string result

using DevExpress.Pdf;
using System.Drawing;

using (var processor = new PdfDocumentProcessor())

    using (PdfGraphics graphics = processor.CreateGraphics())
        // Obtain the first document page
        PdfPage page = processor.AddNewPage(PdfPaperSize.A4);
        PdfRectangle pageSize = page.CropBox;

        // Specify text to draw
        string text = "PDF Document API";
        using (SolidBrush textBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, Color.DarkOrange)))
            using (Font font = new Font("Segoe UI", 20, FontStyle.Regular))
                // Calculate text size
                SizeF textSize = graphics.MeasureString(text, font, PdfStringFormat.GenericTypographic);

                // Calculate an area where to draw text
                float x = (float)((pageSize.Width - textSize.Width) / 2);
                float y = (float)((pageSize.Height - textSize.Height) / 2);

                RectangleF textRect = new RectangleF(x, y, textSize.Width, textSize.Height);

                // Draw text in the calculated area
                graphics.DrawString(text, font, textBrush, textRect, PdfStringFormat.GenericTypographic);

                // Add graphics content to the page foreground
                graphics.AddToPageForeground(page, 72, 72);
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