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Fonts.SystemFontFamilies Property

Gets the collection of FontFamily objects from the default system font location.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
public static ICollection<FontFamily> SystemFontFamilies { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.ICollection<FontFamily>
An ICollection<T> of FontFamily objects that represent the fonts in the system fonts collection.

The following example shows how to enumerate the fonts in the system font collection. The font family name of each FontFamily within SystemFontFamilies is added as an item to a combo box.

public void FillFontComboBox(ComboBox comboBoxFonts)
{
    // Enumerate the current set of system fonts, 
    // and fill the combo box with the names of the fonts. 
    foreach (FontFamily fontFamily in Fonts.SystemFontFamilies)
    {
        // FontFamily.Source contains the font family name.
        comboBoxFonts.Items.Add(fontFamily.Source);
    }

    comboBoxFonts.SelectedIndex = 0;
}

If multiple versions of the same font family reside in the same directory, the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) font enumeration returns the most recent version of the font. If the version information does not provide resolution, the font with latest timestamp is returned. If the timestamp information is equivalent, the font file that is first in alphabetical order is returned.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

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