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FontStyle Structure


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Defines a structure that represents the style of a font face as normal, italic, or oblique.

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

public value struct FontStyle : IFormattable


Compares a FontStyle with the current FontStyle instance for equality.


Compares an Object with the current FontStyle instance for equality.(Overrides ValueType::Equals(Object^).)


Retrieves the hash code for this object. (Overrides ValueType::GetHashCode().)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a String that represents the current FontStyle object and is based on the CurrentCulture property information.(Overrides ValueType::ToString().)

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(FontStyle, FontStyle)

Compares two instances of FontStyle for equality.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(FontStyle, FontStyle)

Evaluates two instances of FontStyle to determine inequality.

Three terms categorize the slant of a font: normal, italic, and oblique.

Font style



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


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


The characters in an oblique font are artificially slanted. 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 generated from the normal font and used to simulate an italic font.

You can use the enumerated values of the FontStyles class to set the FontStyle structure.

<object fontStyleProperty="fontStylesValue"/>


A FontStyles value, such as "Normal", "Italic", or "Oblique".

The following example sets "Italic" as the FontStyle.

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

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0

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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