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FontStyle Structure

Defines a structure that represents the style of a font face as normal, italic, or oblique.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public struct FontStyle : IFormattable
<object fontStyleProperty="fontStylesValue"/>

XAML Values


A FontStyles value, such as "Normal", "Italic", or "Oblique".

The FontStyle type exposes the following members.

Public methodEquals(FontStyle)Compares a FontStyle with the current FontStyle instance for equality.
Public methodEquals(Object)Compares an Object with the current FontStyle instance for equality. (Overrides ValueType.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeRetrieves the hash code for this object. (Overrides ValueType.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates a String that represents the current FontStyle object and is based on the CurrentCulture property information. (Overrides ValueType.ToString().)

Public operatorStatic memberEqualityCompares two instances of FontStyle for equality.
Public operatorStatic memberInequalityEvaluates two instances of FontStyle to determine inequality.

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIFormattable.ToStringFor a description of this member, see IFormattable.ToString.

Three terms categorize the slant of a font: normal, italic, and oblique.

Font style



The characters in a normal, or roman, font are upright.


The characters in an italic font are truly slanted and appear as they were designed.


The characters in an oblique font are artificially slanted. The slant is achieved by performing a shear transformation on the characters from a normal font. When a true italic font is not available on a computer or printer, an oblique style can generated from the normal font and used to simulate an italic font.

You can use the enumerated values of the FontStyles class to set the FontStyle structure.

The following example sets "Italic" as the FontStyle.

<TextBlock FontStyle="Italic">Italic font style</TextBlock>

.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.

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