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Control::Font Property

Gets or sets the font of the text displayed by the control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public:
virtual property Font^ Font {
	Font^ get ();
	void set (Font^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing::Font
The Font to apply to the text displayed by the control. The default is the value of the DefaultFont property.

The Font property is an ambient property. An ambient property is a control property that, if not set, is retrieved from the parent control. For example, a Button will have the same BackColor as its parent Form by default. For more information about ambient properties, see the AmbientProperties class or the Control class overview.

Because the Font is immutable (meaning that you cannot adjust any of its properties), you can only assign the Font property a new Font. However, you can base the new font on the existing font.

[Visual Basic, C#]

The following is an example of how to adjust the existing font to make it bold:

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding the Font property in a derived class, use the base class's Font property to extend the base implementation. Otherwise, you must provide all the implementation. You are not required to override both the get and set accessors of the Font property; you can override only one if needed.

The following code example displays a FontDialog to the user and changes the Font of a DateTimePicker control. This example requires that you have a Form with Button and a DateTimePicker on it.

private:
   void myButton_Click( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
   {
      FontDialog^ myFontDialog = gcnew FontDialog;
      if ( myFontDialog->ShowDialog() == ::DialogResult::OK )
      {
         // Set the control's font.
         myDateTimePicker->Font = myFontDialog->Font;
      }
   }

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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