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3.3.13 TTF_SizeText

int TTF_SizeText(TTF_Font *font, const char *text, int *w, int *h)

font
The loaded font to use to calculate the size of the string with.
text
The LATIN1 null terminated string to size up.
w
pointer to int in which to fill the text width, or NULL for no desired return value.
h
pointer to int in which to fill the text height, or NULL for no desired return value.

Calculate the resulting surface size of the LATIN1 encoded text rendered using font. No actual rendering is done, however correct kerning is done to get the actual width. The height returned in h is the same as you can get using 3.3.4 TTF_FontHeight.
NOTE: Passing a NULL font into this function will cause a segfault. NOTE: Passing a NULL text into this function will result in undefined behavior.

Returns: 0 on success with the ints pointed to by w and h set as appropriate, if they are not NULL. -1 is returned on errors, such as a glyph in the string not being found.

 
// get the width and height of a string as it would be rendered in a loaded font
//TTF_Font *font;
int w,h;
if(TTF_SizeText(font,"Hello World!",&w,&h)) {
    // perhaps print the current TTF_GetError(), the string can't be rendered...
} else {
    printf("width=%d height=%d\n",w,h);
}

See Also:
3.3.14 TTF_SizeUTF8,
3.3.15 TTF_SizeUNICODE,
3.4.1 TTF_RenderText_Solid,
3.4.5 TTF_RenderText_Shaded,
3.4.9 TTF_RenderText_Blended



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