C# || Word Wrap – How To Split A String Text Into lines With Maximum Length Using C#

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The following is a module with functions which demonstrates how to split text into multiple lines using C#.

The following function is an extension, which takes a string, and splits it into multiple lines (array indices) of a specified length.

An optional boolean parameter specifies whether this function should break up long individual words to fit as many characters as possible on a line.

With this option enabled, if a word is too long to fit on a line, the word is broken up to fit as many characters as possible up to the maximum length on the current line, and the remaining characters gets moved to the next line (the next array index).


1. Word Wrap – Don’t Break Words

The example below demonstrates the use of ‘Utils.Extensions.WordWrap‘ to split a string into multiple lines.

In this example, individual words are not broken up. They are simply moved onto the next line (if necessary).


2. Word Wrap – Break Words

The example below demonstrates the use of ‘Utils.Extensions.WordWrap‘ to split a string into multiple lines.

In this example, individual words are broken up and moved onto the next line (if necessary), with the default hyphen character used, which is a dash (‘-‘).


3. Utils Namespace

The following is the Utils Namespace. Include this in your project to start using!


4. More Examples

Below are more examples demonstrating the use of the ‘Utils‘ Namespace. Don’t forget to include the module when running the examples!

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The highlighted lines are sections of interest to look out for.

The code is heavily commented, so no further insight is necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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One Response to C# || Word Wrap – How To Split A String Text Into lines With Maximum Length Using C#

  1. Avatar Schorge says:

    Very good, works perfect!

    But is there a way to do that with a richtext from richTextBox?

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