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Font Constructor (String, Single)

Initializes a new Font using a specified size.

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

public Font(
	string familyName,
	float emSize


Type: System.String
A string representation of the FontFamily for the new Font.
Type: System.Single
The em-size, in points, of the new font.


emSize is less than or equal to 0, evaluates to infinity or is not a valid number.

The resulting font has its Style property set to FontStyle.Regular and its Unit property set to GraphicsUnit.Point. Windows Forms applications support TrueType fonts and have limited support for OpenType fonts. If the familyName parameter specifies a font that is not installed on the machine running the application or is not supported, Microsoft Sans Serif will be substituted.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Font constructor. This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form and requires a PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event.

private void ConstructFontWithString(PaintEventArgs e)
    Font font1 = new Font("Arial", 20);
    e.Graphics.DrawString("Arial Font", font1, Brushes.Red, new PointF(10, 10));

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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