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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:12 pm 
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Hello,
I'm just starting with PDFSharp & MigraDoc and like to know if it's possible to insert some kind of horizontal line separator. I want to display something in header and then separate it visualy form the content. Anyway, it might be generally useful drawing horizontal separator even in content...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:26 am 
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Pierre wrote:
Anyway, it might be generally useful drawing horizontal separator even in content...Thanks.

Yep.

Paragraphs have borders.
If you only set bottom and/or top borders, you'll get horizontal lines.

Code:
paragraph.Format.Borders.Bottom


Tables can also be used.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:01 pm 
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Hello,
It's pretty simple to create horizontal rules. The main idea is that you don't add any text to the paragraph, just style the paragraph and set a font size to control the rule thickness and shading/border colors to control the appearance.

However, if you don't want control over the border color, you can dispense with defining the borders entirely.
I may have a typo or two here, but the concept is sound I think. It results in a HR that spans the page or cell where it lives.

Code:
double height = (1.0 or greater);
Color hrFillColor = new Color(fA, fR, fG, fB);
Color hrBorderColor = new Color(bA, bR, bG, bB);

Paragraph p = new Paragraph();
Border newBorder = new Border { Style = BorderStyle.Single,  Color = hrBorderColor };

p.Format = new ParagraphFormat
{
     Font = new Font("Courier New", new Unit(height)),
     Shading = new Shading { Visible = true, Color = hrFillColor },
     Borders = new Borders
     {
          Bottom = newBorder,
          Left = newBorder.Clone(),
          Right = newBorder.Clone(),
          Top = newBorder.Clone()
     }
};


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:56 am 
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thanks for this solution, it worked great for my needs!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:57 pm 
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sanddy19 wrote:
thanks for this solution, it worked great for my needs!


Here's another rendition:

public static Paragraph AddHorizontalRule(Section section, Unit fontSize, double percentWidth,
Color? color = null)
{
double percent = ((percentWidth <= 0.0 || percentWidth > 100.0) ? 100.0 : percentWidth) / 100.0;
Color hrColor = color ?? MigraDocColors.TextGray;

Unit contentWidth = section.PageSetup.PageWidth - section.PageSetup.LeftMargin - section.PageSetup.RightMargin;
Unit indentSize = (contentWidth - (percent * contentWidth)) / 2.0;
Paragraph paragraph = section.AddParagraph();
paragraph.Format.LeftIndent = indentSize;
paragraph.Format.RightIndent = indentSize;
paragraph.Format.Font.Size = fontSize;
paragraph.Format.Shading.Color = hrColor;
paragraph.Format.LineSpacingRule = LineSpacingRule.Single;
paragraph.Format.Borders.Visible = false;

return paragraph;
}

Pass in a font size of "0.5" and you'll get a single horizontal line that is the same thickness as the default border thickness. You can define your own default color (I like dark gray, #666666). The method above lets you define a percent width, and the horizontal rule is centered horizontally regardless. Note that the method above also returns a Paragraph, and the default Paragraph.Format.SpaceBefore and SpaceAfter are going to be zero. Depending on the form, I'll add a little space before and after, e.g. "0.15cm".

Have fun!
Brian


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