FontFamily.GetName Method

Returns the name, in the specified language, of this FontFamily.

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

public string GetName (
	int language
)
public String GetName (
	int language
)
public function GetName (
	language : int
) : String
Not applicable.

Parameters

language

The language in which the name is returned.

Return Value

A String that represents the name, in the specified language, of this FontFamily.

To indicate language neutral, you should specify 0 for the language parameter. For a listing of the available languages and sublanguages, see the Winnt.h header file. If you have Visual Studio installed, this header file can typically be found relative to the Visual Studio installation directory at \\VC\PlatformSDK\Include.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates a FontFamily.

  • Gets the name of the font family.

  • Draws the name of the font family to the screen as text.

public void GetName_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a FontFamily object.
    FontFamily myFontFamily = new FontFamily("Arial");
             
    // Get the name of myFontFamily.
    string familyName = myFontFamily.GetName(0);
             
    // Draw the name of the myFontFamily to the screen as a string.
    e.Graphics.DrawString(
        "The family name is " + familyName,
        new Font(myFontFamily, 16),
        Brushes.Black,
        new PointF(0, 0));
}

public void GetName_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a FontFamily object.
    FontFamily myFontFamily = new FontFamily("Arial");

    // Get the name of myFontFamily.
    String familyName = myFontFamily.GetName(0);

    // Draw the name of the myFontFamily to the screen as a string.
    e.get_Graphics().DrawString("The family name is " + familyName, 
        new Font(myFontFamily, 16), Brushes.get_Black(), 
        new PointF(0, 0));
} //GetName_Example

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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