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TextRunTypographyProperties.ContextualAlternates Property

Gets a value that indicates whether custom glyph forms can be used based upon the context of the text being rendered.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.TextFormatting
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public abstract bool ContextualAlternates { get; }
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if custom glyph forms can be used; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Random contextual alternates provide multiple substitute glyphs for a single character. When implemented with script-type fonts, this feature can simulate handwriting by using of a set of randomly chosen glyphs with slight differences in appearance. The following text uses random contextual alternates for the Lindsey font. Notice that the letter "a" varies slightly in appearance

Example of random contextual alternates

Text using OpenType random contextual alternates

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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