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Rotate a single line of text in PDF with DrawString

Hello, I need to rotate a single line of text, of a specified angle, while I'm composing a PDF document, by reading fields from a database.
A code snippet that explains what I want to achieve is something like this:

// Rows contains a collection of objects that represents all the element of the final PDF file
foreach (var row in rows)
    // Considering only the string objects (the only with a rotation angle)
    if(row.Type == "S")
        DrawString(row.X, row.Y, row.Text, row.RotationAngle, [...]);
    else if(row.Type == "P")
        [...Do other stuff...]    

// For simplicity, all the stuff for create font and format are omitted
private void DrawString(float posX, float posY, string text, int rotationAngle, [...])
     var font = new PdfTrueTypeFont([...]);
     var format = new PdfStringFormat { Alignment = PdfTextAlignment.Left, WordWrap = PdfWordWrapType.Word };

    _page.Graphics.DrawString(text, font, PdfBrushes.Black, new PointF(X, Y), format);

// And what about the rotation angle???
// If 90 is passed as RotationAngle I'like to have ONLY this string rotated by 90 degrees.


For completeness, if I have these data:
X = 10, Y = 10, Text = "Straight", RotationAngle = 0
X = 20, Y = 10, Text = "Rotated", RotationAngle = 90
X = 30, Y = 10, Text = "Already Straight", TotationAngle = 0
I would like to have a PDF that looks like the picture attached

Attachment: Sample_e396ddda.zip

1 Reply

PH Praveenkumar H Syncfusion Team September 2, 2014 04:45 AM UTC

Hi Luca,

Thank you for using syncfusion products,

We can rotate the text as follow.

 //save the current graphics states
            PdfGraphicsState state = page.Graphics.Save();

            //Translate the coordinate system’s to where you want draw the text position
            //Rotate the coordinate system’s
            //Draw the string at the origin
            page.Graphics.DrawString(text, bigFont, PdfBrushes.DarkBlue, new PointF(0, 0));

            //Restore the graphics state

Wee have attached sample project for your reference.

Please let us know if you need further assistance.

With Regards,


Attachment: VerticalText_5cfdca5f.zip

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