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FontDialog Class

Prompts the user to choose a font from among those installed on the local computer.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public class FontDialog : CommonDialog
public class FontDialog extends CommonDialog
public class FontDialog extends CommonDialog

The inherited member ShowDialog must be invoked to create this specific common dialog box. HookProc can be overridden to implement specific dialog box hook functionality.

When you create an instance of FontDialog, some of the read/write properties are set to initial values. For a list of these values, see the FontDialog constructor.

The following code example uses ShowDialog to display a FontDialog. This code requires that a Form has already been created with a TextBox and button placed on it. It also requires that the fontDialog1 has been created. The Font contains the size information but not the color information.

private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
 {
    fontDialog1.ShowColor = true;

    fontDialog1.Font = textBox1.Font;
    fontDialog1.Color = textBox1.ForeColor;

    if(fontDialog1.ShowDialog() != DialogResult.Cancel )
    {
       textBox1.Font = fontDialog1.Font ;
       textBox1.ForeColor = fontDialog1.Color;
    }
 }
 

protected void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    fontDialog1.set_ShowColor(true);
    fontDialog1.set_Font(textBox1.get_Font());
    fontDialog1.set_Color(textBox1.get_ForeColor());
    if (!(fontDialog1.ShowDialog().Equals(get_DialogResult().Cancel))) {
        textBox1.set_Font(fontDialog1.get_Font());
        textBox1.set_ForeColor(fontDialog1.get_Color());
    }
} //button1_Click

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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