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Font Constructor (String, Single, FontStyle, GraphicsUnit, Byte)

Initializes a new Font using a specified size, style, unit, and character set.

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

public Font(
	string familyName,
	float emSize,
	FontStyle style,
	GraphicsUnit unit,
	byte gdiCharSet
)

Parameters

familyName
Type: System.String

A string representation of the FontFamily for the new Font.

emSize
Type: System.Single

The em-size of the new font in the units specified by the unit parameter.

style
Type: System.Drawing.FontStyle

The FontStyle of the new font.

unit
Type: System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit

The GraphicsUnit of the new font.

gdiCharSet
Type: System.Byte

A Byte that specifies a GDI character set to use for this font.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

emSize is less than or equal to 0, evaluates to infinity, or is not a valid number.

The gdiCharSet parameter takes a value from the list defined in the Platform SDK header file WinGDI.h. Windows Forms applications support TrueType fonts and have limited support for OpenType fonts. If the familyName parameter specifies a font that is not installed on the machine running the application or is not supported, Microsoft Sans Serif will be substituted.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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