How to: Construct Font Families and Fonts
GDI+ groups fonts with the same typeface but different styles into font families. For example, the Arial font family contains the following fonts:
Arial Bold Italic
GDI+ uses four styles to form families: regular, bold, italic, and bold italic. Adjectives such as narrow and rounded are not considered styles; rather they are part of the family name. For example, Arial Narrow is a font family with the following members:
Arial Narrow Regular
Arial Narrow Bold
Arial Narrow Italic
Arial Narrow Bold Italic
Before you can draw text with GDI+, you need to construct a FontFamily object and a Font object. The FontFamily object specifies the typeface (for example, Arial), and the Font object specifies the size, style, and units.
The following example constructs a regular style Arial font with a size of 16 pixels. In the following code, the first argument passed to the Font constructor is the FontFamily object. The second argument specifies the size of the font measured in units identified by the fourth argument. The third argument identifies the style.