FontWeight Property

TextElement.FontWeight Property

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

Gets or sets the top-level font weight to select from the font family for the content in this element.

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

public FontWeight FontWeight { get; set; }
<textElement FontWeight="fontWeightsValue"/>

XAML Values


A FontWeights property name, such as Light, Normal, or UltraBold.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.FontWeight
One of the FontWeights property values, specifying the font weight. The default is Normal.

Dependency property identifier field: FontWeightProperty

This property can select only from fonts that already exist in a font family. It does not programmatically create alternative weights, except when a family contains a regular weight and no bold weight. In this case, Windows Phone simulates a bold weight by increasing the width of strokes using a 2D graphic algorithm.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1

Windows Phone

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