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Hi All,

I have a multi-line string need to be drawn in a rectangular area which has fixed-width and variable height. As the string being drawn in the rectangle, if a line's length exceeds the area's width, the exceeding part will be put in to a new line.

What I need is to calculate height of boundary rectangle of text area. How can i do it?

I did check GetTextExtend...() functions of CDC, but they allow to get extent of SINGLE line string only.

Please help me in this regard.

Thanks in Advance.
Updated 5-Jul-11 22:30pm

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Solution 1

You can use the CDC::DrawTextEx() function with the DT_CALCRECT flag set in nFormat and the rect you wish to draw to in lpRect.

This will expand the bottom of the rect to fit you multi line string.

Take a look at:

However IMO the better explination of this function is teh corrasponding win32 function which describes the flags better, found here:
quyps 6-Jul-11 21:40pm
Thank Rhunors, it's exactly what i'm looking for. 5*!

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