PrivateFontCollection Class

Provides a collection of font families built from font files that are provided by the client application.

System.Object
  System.Drawing.Text.FontCollection
    System.Drawing.Text.PrivateFontCollection

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

public sealed class PrivateFontCollection : FontCollection

The PrivateFontCollection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodPrivateFontCollectionInitializes a new instance of the PrivateFontCollection class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyFamiliesGets the array of FontFamily objects associated with this FontCollection. (Inherited from FontCollection.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodAddFontFileAdds a font from the specified file to this PrivateFontCollection.
Public methodAddMemoryFontAdds a font contained in system memory to this PrivateFontCollection.
Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by this FontCollection. (Inherited from FontCollection.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The PrivateFontCollection class allows applications to install a private version of an existing font without the requirement to replace the system version of the font. For example, GDI+ can create a private version of the Arial font in addition to the Arial font that the system uses. PrivateFontCollection can also be used to install fonts that do not exist in the operating system. This is a temporary font install that does not affect the system-installed collection. To see the installed collection, use the InstalledFontCollection class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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