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Typography.Capitals Property

Gets or sets a FontCapitals enumerated value that indicates the capital form of the selected font.

Namespace: System.Windows.Documents
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

'Declaration
Public Property Capitals As FontCapitals
'Usage
Dim instance As Typography
Dim value As FontCapitals

value = instance.Capitals

instance.Capitals = value
/** @property */
public FontCapitals get_Capitals ()

/** @property */
public void set_Capitals (FontCapitals value)

public function get Capitals () : FontCapitals

public function set Capitals (value : FontCapitals)

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

A FontCapitals enumerated value. The default value is Normal.

Capitals are a set of typographical forms that render text in capital-styled glyphs. Typically, when text is rendered as all capitals, the spacing between letters can appear too tight, and the weight and proportion of the letters too heavy. OpenType supports a number of styling formats for capitals, including small capitals, petite capitals, titling, and capital spacing. These styling formats allow you to control the appearance of capitals.

The following text displays standard capital letters for the Pescadero font, followed by the letters styled as "SmallCaps" and "AllSmallCaps". In this case, the same font size is used for all three words.

Example of capitals


Text using OpenType capitals

The following code example shows how to define capitals for the Pescadero font, using the Capitals property. When the "SmallCaps" format is used, any leading capital letter is ignored.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Pescadero" FontSize="48">
  <Run>CAPITALS</Run>
  <Run Typography.Capitals="SmallCaps">Capitals</Run>
  <Run Typography.Capitals="AllSmallCaps">Capitals</Run>
</Paragraph>

The following code example accomplishes the same task as the previous markup example.

MyParagraph.FontFamily = new FontFamily("Pescadero");
MyParagraph.FontSize = 48;

Run run_1 = new Run("CAPITALS ");
MyParagraph.Inlines.Add(run_1);

Run run_2 = new Run("Capitals ");
run_2.Typography.Capitals = FontCapitals.SmallCaps;
MyParagraph.Inlines.Add(run_2);

Run run_3 = new Run("Capitals");
run_3.Typography.Capitals = FontCapitals.AllSmallCaps;
MyParagraph.Inlines.Add(run_3);

MyParagraph.Inlines.Add(new LineBreak());

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The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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