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How to get the size of a string in pixels?

monojit choudhury
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Joined: Nov 20, 2000
Posts: 23
Hi
Is there any way by which i can get the size
of a string in pixels? I mean depending on the
font size and style,i get the length of the string
in pixels.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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Sounds like you are looking for the FontMetrics class in the java.awt package. Thats the class which can tell you such things as the display size of a string in pixels and the other data you need to exactly position text.
Bill
 
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