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In computing, TextOut is one of 6 text output functions in the GDI component of the Windows API. It takes an ASCII or Unicode string, and draws it on a graphical device such as a screen. It is the most simple of the 6, requiring only 5 parameters, but it does not appear to be the most commonly used: ExtTextOut[?] provides support for bounding rectangles which is necessary in most applications. DrawText[?] and DrawTextEx[?] provide many complex alignment and formatting options not available in TextOut. PolyTextOut[?] and TabbedTextOut[?] also have their own advantages.

Example TextOut (hDC, 10, 10, "Hello, Wikipedia", 16);

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