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Font Constructor (FontFamily, Single, FontStyle)

Initializes a new Font using a specified size and style.

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

public Font(
	FontFamily family,
	float emSize,
	FontStyle style
)

Parameters

family
Type: System.Drawing.FontFamily
The FontFamily of the new Font.
emSize
Type: System.Single
The em-size, in points, of the new font.
style
Type: System.Drawing.FontStyle
The FontStyle of the new font.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

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

ArgumentNullException

family is null.

The resulting font has its Unit property set to Point.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Font property of a button to a new, bold-style Font. This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form that contains a button named Button1. Paste the following code into your form and associate the Button1_Click method with the button's Click event.


private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    if (Button1.Font.Style != FontStyle.Bold)
            Button1.Font = new Font(FontFamily.GenericSansSerif,
            12.0F, FontStyle.Bold);
}


.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.
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