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Creating a Logical Font

You can use the Font common dialog box to display available fonts. The ChooseFont dialog box is displayed after an application initializes the members of a CHOOSEFONT structure and calls the ChooseFont function. After the user selects one of the available fonts and presses the OK button, the ChooseFont function initializes a LOGFONT structure with the relevant data. Your application can then call the CreateFontIndirect function and create a logical font based on the user's request. The following example demonstrates how this is done.

HFONT FAR PASCAL MyCreateFont( void ) 
    LOGFONT lf; 
    HFONT hfont; 
    // Initialize members of the CHOOSEFONT structure.  
    cf.lStructSize = sizeof(CHOOSEFONT); 
    cf.hwndOwner = (HWND)NULL; 
    cf.hDC = (HDC)NULL; 
    cf.lpLogFont = &lf; 
    cf.iPointSize = 0; 
    cf.Flags = CF_SCREENFONTS; 
    cf.rgbColors = RGB(0,0,0); 
    cf.lCustData = 0L; 
    cf.lpfnHook = (LPCFHOOKPROC)NULL; 
    cf.lpTemplateName = (LPSTR)NULL; 
    cf.hInstance = (HINSTANCE) NULL; 
    cf.lpszStyle = (LPSTR)NULL; 
    cf.nFontType = SCREEN_FONTTYPE; 
    cf.nSizeMin = 0; 
    cf.nSizeMax = 0; 
    // Display the CHOOSEFONT common-dialog box.  
    // Create a logical font based on the user's  
    // selection and return a handle identifying  
    // that font.  
    hfont = CreateFontIndirect(cf.lpLogFont); 
    return (hfont);