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SystemFonts::GetFontByName Method

Returns a font object that corresponds to the specified system font name.

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

static Font^ GetFontByName(
	String^ systemFontName


Type: System::String

The name of the system font you need a font object for.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing::Font
A Font if the specified name matches a value in SystemFonts; otherwise, nullptr.

The GetFontByName method returns nullptr if the specified name does not match a font in the SystemFonts enumeration.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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