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InstalledFontCollection Class

Represents the fonts installed on the system. This class cannot be inherited.


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

public sealed class InstalledFontCollection : FontCollection

The InstalledFontCollection type exposes the following members.

Public methodInstalledFontCollectionInitializes a new instance of the InstalledFontCollection class.

Public propertyFamiliesGets the array of FontFamily objects associated with this FontCollection. (Inherited from FontCollection.)

Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by this FontCollection. (Inherited from FontCollection.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The InstalledFontCollection allows you to get a list of fonts families that are installed on the computer running the application with its Families property. For additional information on fonts and text, including example code, see Using Fonts and Text.

Do not use the InstalledFontCollection class to install a font to Windows. Instead use the GDI AddFontResource function. An InstalledFontCollection object sees only fonts that are installed in Windows before the object is created.

The following example shows how to get a list of fonts that support the regular FontStyle.

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.

        InstalledFontCollection ifc = new InstalledFontCollection();
        private void EnumerateInstalledFonts(PaintEventArgs e)
            FontFamily[] families = ifc.Families;
            float x = 0.0F;
            float y = 0.0F;
            for (int i = 0; i < ifc.Families.Length; i++)
                if (ifc.Families[i].IsStyleAvailable(FontStyle.Regular))
                    e.Graphics.DrawString(ifc.Families[i].Name, new Font(ifc.Families[i], 12), 
			            Brushes.Black, x, y);
                    y += 20;
                    if (y % 700 == 0)
                        x += 140;
                        y = 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.

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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