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FontStyles Class

Provides a set of static predefined FontStyle values.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
public static class FontStyles
You cannot directly create an instance of this class in XAML.

A font style refers to the slant of a font: normal, italic, and oblique.

Font style

Description

Normal

The characters in a normal, or roman, font are upright.

Italic

The characters in an italic font are truly slanted and appear as they were designed.

Oblique

The characters in an oblique font are artificially slanted

For Oblique, the slant is achieved by performing a shear transformation on the characters from a normal font. When a true italic font is not available on a computer or printer, an oblique style can be generated from the normal font and used to simulate an italic font.

The following illustration shows the normal, italic, and oblique font styles for the Palatino Linotype font. Notice how the italic font style has a more flowing and visually appealing appearance than the oblique font style, which is simply created by skewing the normal font style version of the text.

Example of font styles

normal, italic, and oblique font styles

In the following code example, Normal, Italic, and Oblique are used to define the font styles for the TextBlock objects.

<TextBlock FontStyle="Normal">Normal font style</TextBlock>
<TextBlock FontStyle="Italic">Italic font style</TextBlock>
<TextBlock FontStyle="Oblique">Oblique font style</TextBlock>
System.Object
  System.Windows.FontStyles
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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