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FontConverter Class

Converts Font objects from one data type to another.

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

public class FontConverter : TypeConverter

A type converter is used to convert values between data types. A type converter also supports property configuration at design time by providing text-to-value conversion or a list of values that users can select from. Access the FontConverter class through the TypeDescriptor class by calling the GetConverter method.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the FontConverter to convert a Font to and from a string. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste this code into a form and call the ShowFontStringConversion method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void ShowFontStringConversion(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create the FontConverter.
    System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter converter = 

    Font font1 = (Font) converter.ConvertFromString("Arial, 12pt");

    string fontName1 = converter.ConvertToInvariantString(font1);
    string fontName2 = converter.ConvertToString(font1);

    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName1, font1, Brushes.Red, 10, 10);
    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName2, font1, Brushes.Blue, 10, 30);

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

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