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FontFamily.Equals Method

Indicates whether the specified object is a FontFamily and is identical to this FontFamily.

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

public override bool Equals(
	Object obj


Type: System.Object
The object to test.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if obj is a FontFamily and is identical to this FontFamily; otherwise, false.

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. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates two Font objects.

  • Tests whether they are equivalent.

  • Displays the result of the test in a message box.

public void Equals_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
    // Create two FontFamily objects.
    FontFamily firstFontFamily = new FontFamily("Arial");
    FontFamily secondFontFamily = new FontFamily("Times New Roman");

    // Check to see if the two font families are equivalent.
    bool equalFonts = firstFontFamily.Equals(secondFontFamily);

    // Display the result of the test in a message box.

.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.