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FontFamily.GetLineSpacing Method

Returns the line spacing, in design units, of the FontFamily of the specified style. The line spacing is the vertical distance between the base lines of two consecutive lines of text.

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

public int GetLineSpacing(
	FontStyle style


Type: System.Drawing.FontStyle

The FontStyle to apply.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The distance between two consecutive lines of text.

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 FontFamily.

  • Gets the line spacing for the font family.

  • Draws the value of the line spacing to the screen as text.

public void GetLineSpacing_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create a FontFamily object.
    FontFamily myFontFamily = new FontFamily("Arial");

    // Get the line spacing for myFontFamily. 
    int lineSpacing = myFontFamily.GetLineSpacing(FontStyle.Regular);

    // Draw the value of lineSpacing to the screen as a string.
        "lineSpacing = " + lineSpacing.ToString(),
        new Font(myFontFamily, 16),
        new PointF(0, 0));

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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 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.

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