FontWeight Property
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TextElement.FontWeight Property

Gets or sets the top-level font weight for the content of the element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

'Declaration
Public Property FontWeight As FontWeight
<object FontWeight="FontWeight" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.FontWeight
A member of the FontWeights class that specifies the desired font weight. The default value is determined by the SystemFonts.MessageFontWeight value.

This dependency property also has an attached property usage. In XAML, the usage is <object TextElement.FontWeight="value".../>, where object is an object element (typically a flow element) contained within a TextElement, and value is one of the string-format values of the FontWeight enumeration. In code, the attached property usage is supported by the GetFontWeight and SetFontWeight methods. The attached property usage is not common, because most elements that can be contained in a TextElement support an analogous nonattached FontWeight property, which the content host uses for rendering.

The following example shows how to set the FontWeight attribute, using Paragraph as the example element.


<Paragraph
  FontFamily="Century Gothic, Courier New"  
  FontSize="16pt"
  FontStretch="UltraExpanded"
  FontStyle="Italic"
  FontWeight="DemiBold"
>
  <Run>
    This text will use the Century Gothic font (if available), with fallback to Courier New.  It 
    will render with a font size of 16 points in ultra-expanded demi-bold italic.
  </Run>
</Paragraph>


The following figure shows how the preceding example renders.

Screenshot: Text with text properties set

The following example shows how to set the FontWeight property programmatically.


			Dim run As New Run("This text will use the Century Gothic font (if available), with fallback to Courier New." & "It will render with a font size of 16 pixels in ultra-expanded demi-bold italic.")
			Dim par As New Paragraph(run)

            With par
                .FontFamily = New FontFamily("Century Gothic, Courier New")
                .FontSize = 16
                .FontStretch = FontStretches.UltraExpanded
                .FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic
                .FontWeight = FontWeights.DemiBold
            End With


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.
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