FontStyles Class

Provides a set of static predefined FontStyle values.

System.Object
  System.Windows.FontStyles

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

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class FontStyles

The FontStyles type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyStatic memberItalicSpecifies an italic FontStyle.
Public propertyStatic memberNormalSpecifies a normal FontStyle.
Public propertyStatic memberObliqueSpecifies an oblique FontStyle.
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A font style refers to the slant of a font: normal, italic, and oblique.

Font style

Description

Normal

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

Italic

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

Oblique

The characters in an oblique font are artificially slanted

For Oblique, 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 be generated from the normal font and used to simulate an italic font.

The following illustration shows the normal, italic, and oblique font styles for the Palatino Linotype font. Notice how the italic font style has a more flowing and visually appealing appearance than the oblique font style, which is simply created by skewing the normal font style version of the text.

Example of font styles

normal, italic, and oblique font styles

In the following code example, Normal, Italic, and Oblique are used to define the font styles for the TextBlock objects.

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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