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The PolyTextOut function draws several strings using the font and text colors currently selected in the specified device context.

BOOL PolyTextOut(

    HDC hdc,

// handle of device context

    CONST POLYTEXT *pptxt,

// address of array of structures that identify strings

    int cStrings 

// number of structures in array



Identifies the device context.
Points to an array of POLYTEXT structures describing the strings to be drawn. The array contains one structure for each string to be drawn.
Specifies the number of POLYTEXT structures in the pptxt array.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

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


Each POLYTEXT structure contains the coordinates of a reference point that Windows uses to align the corresponding string of text. An application can specify how the reference point is used by calling the SetTextAlign function. An application can determine the current text-alignment setting for the specified device context by calling the GetTextAlign function.

To draw a single string of text, the application should call the ExtTextOut function.

See Also

ExtTextOut, GetTextAlign, POLYTEXT, SetTextAlign

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