InstalledFontCollection Class

Represents the fonts installed on the system. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Drawing.Text
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public sealed class InstalledFontCollection : FontCollection

The InstalledFontCollection allows you to get a list of fonts families that are installed on the computer running the application with its Families property. For additional information on fonts and text, including example code, see Using Fonts and Text.

Do not use the InstalledFontCollection class to install a font to Windows. Instead use the GDI AddFontResource function. An InstalledFontCollection object sees only fonts that are installed in Windows before the object is created.

The following example shows how to get a list of fonts that support the regular FontStyle.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler.

System.Object
  System.Drawing.Text.FontCollection
    System.Drawing.Text.InstalledFontCollection

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 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
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