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SystemFonts.GetFontByName Method

Returns a font object that corresponds to the specified system font name.

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

public static Font GetFontByName(
	string systemFontName


Type: System.String
The name of the system font you need a font object for.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Font
A Font if the specified name matches a value in SystemFonts; otherwise, null.

The GetFontByName method returns null if the specified name does not match a font in the SystemFonts enumeration.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.