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Topic: can I work with PDEFont using VB?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 101127
From: aerickson
Date: 11/21/2003 11:40 AM

I'm looking to get a string width in EM units which it looks like I can do with PDEFontSumWidths (5.0 SDK).

I assume I need to PDEFontCreate and then access PDEFont methods accordingly. Can I do the following in VB and if so, how? (from the sdk samples):

PDEFont pdeFont = NULL;
PDEFontAttrs pdeFontAttrs;

memset(&pdeFontAttrs, 0, sizeof(pdeFontAttrs)); = ASAtomFromString("Times-Roman");
pdeFontAttrs.type = ASAtomFromString("Type1");

// Create the font reference.
pdeFont = PDEFontCreate(&pdeFontAttrs, sizeof(pdeFontAttrs), 0, 255, 0, 0, ASAtomNull, 0, 0, 0, 0);
ASGetErrorString (ASGetExceptionErrorCode(), errorMsg, 256);
AVAlertNote (errorMsg);

Then I'd like to do something like this in VB:

// get the string width in EM units
widthEMUnits As Integer
stringToMeasure As String
widthEMUnits = PDEFontSumWidths (pdeFont, stringToMeasure, len(stringToMeasure))

Is this correct?

Finally, do I need a PDF document in order to use PDEFont or can I generate a PDEFont in memory and query it?

Thanks for the help.

Andy Erickson

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