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Font.FromHdc Method

Creates a Font from the specified Windows handle to a device context.

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

public static Font FromHdc(
	IntPtr hdc


Type: System.IntPtr

A handle to a device context.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Font
The Font this method creates.


The font for the specified device context is not a TrueType font.

For this method to work, the hdc parameter must contain a handle to a device context in which a font is selected. This method will not work with an hdc handle acquired from a GDI+ Graphics object because the hdc handle does not have a font selected.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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