Fonts.GetFontFamilies Method (String)

Returns the collection of FontFamily objects from a string value that represents the location of the fonts.

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

public static ICollection<FontFamily> GetFontFamilies(
	string location


Type: System.String

The location that contains the fonts.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.ICollection<FontFamily>
An ICollection<T> of FontFamily objects that represent the fonts in location.


The location is null. You cannot pass null, because this parameter is treated as a path or URI.

The following example shows how to use this method to return the collection of FontFamily objects from a font location.

// Return the font family collection for the selected directory location.
System.Collections.Generic.ICollection<FontFamily> fontFamilies = Fonts.GetFontFamilies("C:/MyFonts");

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

    // Add the font family name to the fonts combo box.
    comboBoxFonts.Items.Add(familyName[familyName.Length - 1]);

comboBoxFonts.SelectedIndex = 0;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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