Text Descent

Calculates the descent below baseline in pixels of text

Syntax

descent = Text Descent

Description

Calculates the number of pixels below the baseline that text could descend to when drawn with the Draw Text command.

The y value passed to the 'Draw Text' command represents the baseline of the text being drawn; however the text descends by up to descent pixels below the baseline due to letters like y, g, j, p and q.

If text was to be drawn at a point (x,y), then the box it would occupy could be calculated with:

bottom = y + Text Descent
top = bottom - Text Height
leftSide = x
rightSide = leftSide + Text Width ("this string")

See also:
The Text Width, Text Height and Draw Text commands.

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