FontStyles Class
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FontStyles Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Provides a set of predefined font styles as static property values.


Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

public static class FontStyles
See Remarks.

The FontStyles type exposes the following members.

Public propertyStatic memberItalicSpecifies an italic font style.
Public propertyStatic memberNormalSpecifies a normal, or roman, font style.

A font style refers to the slant of a font. Windows Phone implements Italic or Normal.

FontStyles Static Property Names

Font style



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


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

Windows Phone does not support an Oblique value.

For more information on XAML usage, see FontStyle. FontStyle is the value type for Windows Phone properties or attributes that specify a font style value, but you must use static properties of FontStyles to provide a FontStyle value. In XAML, you specify the name of a FontStyles property as the attribute value. This functionality is enabled by native XAML parsing behavior that processes the string value.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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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