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Typeface.Weight Property

Gets the relative weight of the typeface.

Namespace: System.Windows.Media
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public FontWeight Weight { get; }
/** @property */
public FontWeight get_Weight ()

public function get Weight () : FontWeight

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

A FontWeight value that represents the relative weight of the typeface.

Weight differences are generally differentiated by an increased stroke or thickness associated with a given character in a typeface, as compared to a "normal" character from that same typeface.

Example of "Palatino Linotype" Normal and UltraBold weights


Text displayed with different font weights

Note   Not all weights are available for all typefaces. When a weight is not available for a typeface, the closest matching weight is returned.

// Get the font weight value for the typeface.
FontWeight fontWeight = typeface.Weight;

if (fontWeight == FontWeights.ExtraBold)
{
    // Perform action based on extra bold weight value.
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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