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FontConverter Class

Converts Font objects from one data type to another.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
public class FontConverter : TypeConverter

The FontConverter type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodFontConverterInitializes a new FontConverter object.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCanConvertFrom(Type)Returns whether this converter can convert an object of the given type to the type of this converter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodCanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)Determines whether this converter can convert an object in the specified source type to the native type of the converter. (Overrides TypeConverter.CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type).)
Public methodCanConvertTo(Type)Returns whether this converter can convert the object to the specified type. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodCanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)Gets a value indicating whether this converter can convert an object to the given destination type using the context. (Overrides TypeConverter.CanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type).)
Public methodConvertFrom(Object)Converts the given value to the type of this converter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)Converts the specified object to the native type of the converter. (Overrides TypeConverter.ConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object).)
Public methodConvertFromInvariantString(String)Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertFromInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture and the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertFromString(String)Converts the specified text to an object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, String)Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertTo(Object, Type)Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the arguments. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type)Converts the specified object to another type. (Overrides TypeConverter.ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type).)
Public methodConvertToInvariantString(Object)Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertToInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertToString(Object)Converts the specified value to a string representation. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Converts the given value to a string representation, using the given context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)Converts the given value to a string representation, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodCreateInstance(IDictionary)Re-creates an Object given a set of property values for the object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodCreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary)Creates an object of this type by using a specified set of property values for the object. (Overrides TypeConverter.CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary).)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows the FontConverter to attempt to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the FontConverter is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Overrides Object.Finalize().)
Protected methodGetConvertFromExceptionReturns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Protected methodGetConvertToExceptionReturns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetCreateInstanceSupported()Returns whether changing a value on this object requires a call to the CreateInstance method to create a new value. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Determines whether changing a value on this object should require a call to the CreateInstance method to create a new value. (Overrides TypeConverter.GetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext).)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetProperties(Object)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute[])Retrieves the set of properties for this type. By default, a type does not have any properties to return. (Overrides TypeConverter.GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute[]).)
Public methodGetPropertiesSupported()Returns whether this object supports properties. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Determines whether this object supports properties. The default is false. (Overrides TypeConverter.GetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext).)
Public methodGetStandardValues()Returns a collection of standard values from the default context for the data type this type converter is designed for. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetStandardValues(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns a collection of standard values for the data type this type converter is designed for when provided with a format context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetStandardValuesExclusive()Returns whether the collection of standard values returned from GetStandardValues is an exclusive list. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetStandardValuesExclusive(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether the collection of standard values returned from GetStandardValues is an exclusive list of possible values, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetStandardValuesSupported()Returns whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetStandardValuesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsValid(Object)Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodIsValid(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type and for the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSortPropertiesSorts a collection of properties. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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A type converter is used to convert values between data types. A type converter also supports property configuration at design time by providing text-to-value conversion or a list of values that users can select from. Access the FontConverter class through the TypeDescriptor class by calling the GetConverter method.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the FontConverter to convert a Font to and from a string. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste this code into a form and call the ShowFontStringConversion method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ShowFontStringConversion(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create the FontConverter.
    System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter converter = 
        System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(typeof(Font));

    Font font1 = (Font) converter.ConvertFromString("Arial, 12pt");

    string fontName1 = converter.ConvertToInvariantString(font1);
    string fontName2 = converter.ConvertToString(font1);

    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName1, font1, Brushes.Red, 10, 10);
    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName2, font1, Brushes.Blue, 10, 30);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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