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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0