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FontWeight Structure

Refers to the density of a typeface, in terms of the lightness or heaviness of the strokes.

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

public struct FontWeight : IFormattable
<object fontWeightProperty="fontWeightsValue"/>

XAML Values


A FontWeights property name, such as "Light", "Normal", or "UltraBold".

Weight differences are generally differentiated by an increased stroke or thickness that is associated with a given character in a typeface, as compared to a "normal" character from that same typeface.

Note   Not all weights are available for all typefaces. When a weight is not available for a typeface, the closest matching weight is returned.

In the following code example, the FontWeight is set to "UltraBold".

<TextBlock FontWeight="UltraBold" FontFamily="Gil Sans MT">Hello, world</TextBlock>

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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