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FontFamily.IsStyleAvailable Method

Indicates whether the specified FontStyle enumeration is available.

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

public bool IsStyleAvailable(
	FontStyle style


Type: System.Drawing.FontStyle

The FontStyle to test.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified FontStyle is available; otherwise, false.

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.

  • Tests whether the font family is available in an italic font.

  • If it is, draws text to the screen.

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

    // Test whether myFontFamily is available in Italic. 

        // Create a Font object using myFontFamily.
        Font familyFont = new Font(myFontFamily, 16, FontStyle.Italic);

        // Use familyFont to draw text to the screen.
            myFontFamily.Name + " is available in Italic",
            new PointF(0, 0));

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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