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Font.ToString Method

Returns a human-readable string representation of this Font.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that represents this Font.

The returned string has the following format:

[Font: Name=fontName, Size=size, Units=units, GDiCharSet=gdiCharSet, GdiVerticalFont=boolean]

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a Font.

  • Gets a string that represents the font.

  • Displays the string in a message box.


public void ToString_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a Font object.
    Font myFont = new Font("Arial", 16);

    // Get a string that represents myFont.
    string fontString = myFont.ToString();

    // Display a message box with fontString.
    MessageBox.Show(fontString);
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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