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any PyGUI users out there?

I needed some finer text-positioning on a canvas (ie wanted to center
a string wrt a point, something show_text() doesn't provide) So I
looked into the sources and found all information, eg the dimensions
of the surrounding rectangle
are given by
mycanvas._font. _get_pango_layo ut(mystring, True).get_pixel _size()
>From this one can calculate a new basepoint, this works fine. I wonder
if there is a more elegant way I've overseen so far. (Or if not,
Greg ;) would it be possible to include some optional positioning
parameters, something like left,center,rig ht,top,middle,b ottom to

All in all thanks a lot for PyGUI, even if it's still far away from
beeing complete.
To me it really brought back some fun in python-gui-programming.


Feb 3 '07 #1
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Arnd wrote:
I needed some finer text-positioning on a canvas (ie wanted to center
a string wrt a point, something show_text() doesn't provide)
Fonts have ascent, descent, height and line_height
attributes, and a width() method for measuring the
width of a string. You should be able to find out
what you need to know from those.
would it be possible to include some optional positioning
parameters, something like left,center,rig ht,top,middle,b ottom to
Yes, I'm considering something like that.
All in all thanks a lot for PyGUI,
Glad you like it!

Feb 4 '07 #2

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