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  • Calculating the width of a text written with fonts of different sizes
  • Calculating the width of a text containing CR characters
  • Various
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Calculates the width (in millimeters) of the text to print, according to the specified font.
Example
x is int = iTextWidth(iFont(5) + CU.CUSTNAME)
iPrintWord("The width of customer name is equal to: ")
iPrint(x)
iEndPrinting()
Syntax
<Result> = iTextWidth([<Font identifier> + ] <Text to print>)
<Result>: Real
  • Width (in millimeters) of specified text if the print was performed,
  • -1 if the print was canceled before running the function.
<Font identifier>: Optional character string
Identifier of the font used, returned by iFont. If this parameter is not specified, the last font used will be selected.
<Text to print>: Character string (with quotes)
Character string whose width is requested.
Remarks
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Special cases

Depending on the destination (printer, file, ...), the width returned by iTextWidth may differ (by a tenth of a millimeter) for the same text, displayed in the same font. This difference is caused by the display mechanism used by Windows.

Calculating the width of a text written with fonts of different sizes

You must call iTextWidth for each text that is using a different font.

Calculating the width of a text containing CR characters

iTextWidth ignores the CR characters found in the text. You must call iTextWidth for each line found in the string.

Various

A call to iParameter after iTextWidth will have no action because the print is initialized.
Component : wd250prn.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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