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al_get_text_dimensions — Allegro 5 API


#include <allegro5/allegro_font.h>

void al_get_text_dimensions(const ALLEGRO_FONT *f,
   char const *text,
   int *bbx, int *bby, int *bbw, int *bbh)


Sometimes, the al_get_text_width(3) and al_get_font_line_height(3) functions are not enough for exact text placement, so this function returns some additional information.

Returned variables (all in pixels):

Note that glyphs may go to the left and upwards of the X, in which case x and y will have negative values.

See Also

al_get_text_width(3), al_get_font_line_height(3), al_get_ustr_dimensions(3)

Referenced By

al_get_font_line_height(3), al_get_glyph_dimensions(3), al_get_text_width(3), al_get_ustr_dimensions(3).

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