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The '''_FONTWIDTH''' function returns the font width of a font handle created by [[_LOADFONT]].
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The [[_FONTWIDTH]] function returns the font width of a MONOSPACE font handle created by [[_LOADFONT]].




{{PageSyntax}}
{{PageSyntax}}
:<code>{{Parameter|character_width_in_pixels}} = {{KW|_FONTWIDTH}}[({{Parameter|font_handle}})]</code>
:{{Parameter|pixelWidth%}} = [[_FONTWIDTH]][({{Parameter|fontHandle&}})]
 




* Returns the character width of the last font used if a handle is not specified.
* '''Variable width fonts always return {{Parameter|pixelWidth%}} = 0.''' Even fixed width fonts return 0 unless the [[LOADFONT|"MONOSPACE"]] style option is used.
* QB64 '''version 1.000 and up''' can load a variable width font as monospaced with the [[LOADFONT|"MONOSPACE"]] style parameter.
* The font width is generally 3/4 of the [[_FONTHEIGHT]] specified when loading the font.
* In '''graphics''' [[SCREEN (statement)|screen]] modes, [[_PRINTWIDTH]] can return the total '''pixel width''' of a literal or variable [[STRING|string]] of text.




{{PageSeeAlso}}
{{PageSeeAlso}}
*{{KW|_FONTHEIGHT}}
*[[_FONTHEIGHT]]
 
*[[_FONT]]
* [[_LOADFONT]]
* [[_PRINTWIDTH]]




{{PageNavigation}}
{{PageNavigation}}

Latest revision as of 00:20, 6 September 2017

The _FONTWIDTH function returns the font width of a MONOSPACE font handle created by _LOADFONT.


Syntax

pixelWidth% = _FONTWIDTH[(fontHandle&)]


  • Returns the character width of the last font used if a handle is not specified.
  • Variable width fonts always return pixelWidth% = 0. Even fixed width fonts return 0 unless the "MONOSPACE" style option is used.
  • QB64 version 1.000 and up can load a variable width font as monospaced with the "MONOSPACE" style parameter.
  • The font width is generally 3/4 of the _FONTHEIGHT specified when loading the font.
  • In graphics screen modes, _PRINTWIDTH can return the total pixel width of a literal or variable string of text.


See also



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