Export (0) Print
Expand All

InstalledFontCollection Class

Represents the fonts installed on the system. This class cannot be inherited.


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

public sealed class InstalledFontCollection : FontCollection

The InstalledFontCollection type exposes the following members.

Public methodInstalledFontCollectionInitializes a new instance of the InstalledFontCollection class.

Public propertyFamiliesGets the array of FontFamily objects associated with this FontCollection. (Inherited from FontCollection.)

Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by this FontCollection. (Inherited from FontCollection.)
Protected methodDispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the FontCollection and optionally releases the managed resources. (Inherited from FontCollection.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from FontCollection.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The InstalledFontCollection allows you to get a list of fonts families that are installed on the computer running the application with its Families property. For additional information on fonts and text, including example code, see Using Fonts and Text.

Do not use the InstalledFontCollection class to install a font to Windows. Instead use the GDI AddFontResource function. An InstalledFontCollection object sees only fonts that are installed in Windows before the object is created.

The following example shows how to get a list of fonts that support the regular FontStyle.

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

        InstalledFontCollection ifc = new InstalledFontCollection();
        private void EnumerateInstalledFonts(PaintEventArgs e)
            FontFamily[] families = ifc.Families;
            float x = 0.0F;
            float y = 0.0F;
            for (int i = 0; i < ifc.Families.Length; i++)
                if (ifc.Families[i].IsStyleAvailable(FontStyle.Regular))
                    e.Graphics.DrawString(ifc.Families[i].Name, new Font(ifc.Families[i], 12), 
			            Brushes.Black, x, y);
                    y += 20;
                    if (y % 700 == 0)
                        x += 140;
                        y = 0;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Community Additions

© 2015 Microsoft