GetName Method

FontFamily::GetName Method (Int32)


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

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

String^ GetName(
	int language


Type: System::Int32

The language in which the name is returned.

Return Value

Type: System::String^

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.

   void GetName_Example( PaintEventArgs^ e )
      // Create a FontFamily object.
      FontFamily^ myFontFamily = gcnew 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( String::Format( "The family name is {0}", familyName ),
            gcnew System::Drawing::Font( myFontFamily,16 ), Brushes::Black, PointF(0,0) );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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