Typeface Class

Represents a combination of FontFamily, FontWeight, FontStyle, and FontStretch.

Namespace: System.Windows.Media
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public class Typeface
public class Typeface
public class Typeface
You cannot use this managed class in XAML.

A typeface is a single variation of a font within the same font family. An example of a typeface is an italic version of the "Times New Roman" font family. Typeface defines the weight, style and stretching features of a font.

Example of "Times New Roman" typefaces

Text showing bold and italic font styles

// Return the typeface collection for the fonts in the selected URI location.
System.Collections.Generic.ICollection<Typeface> typefaces = Fonts.GetTypefaces("file:///C:\\Windows\\Fonts\\#Georgia");

// Enumerate the typefaces in the collection.
foreach (Typeface face in typefaces)
    // Separate the URI directory source info from the font family name.
    string[] familyName = face.FontFamily.Source.Split('#');

    // Add the font family name, weight, and style values to the typeface combo box.
    comboBoxTypeface.Items.Add(familyName[familyName.Length - 1] + " " + face.Weight + " " + face.Style);

comboBoxTypeface.SelectedIndex = 0;


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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0