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The GetOutlineTextMetrics function retrieves text metrics for TrueType fonts.

UINT GetOutlineTextMetrics(

    HDC hdc,

// handle of device context

    UINT cbData,

// size of metric data array


// address of metric data array



Identifies the device context.
Specifies the size, in bytes, of the array in which the text metrics are to be returned.
Points to an array of OUTLINETEXTMETRIC structures. If this parameter is NULL, the function returns the size of the buffer required for the retrieved metric data.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero or the size of the required buffer.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The OUTLINETEXTMETRIC structure contains most of the text metric information provided for TrueType fonts (including a TEXTMETRIC structure). The sizes returned in the OUTLINETEXTMETRIC structures are in logical units; they depend on the current mapping mode.

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