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FontStyle Structure

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

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

public struct FontStyle : IFormattable
/** @attribute LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None) */ 
/** @attribute TypeConverterAttribute(System.Windows.FontStyleConverter) */ 
public final class FontStyle extends ValueType implements IFormattable
<object fontStyleProperty="fontStylesValue"/>
 fontStylesValue  A FontStyles value, such as "Normal", "Italic", or "Oblique". 

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.

Example of font styles

Text displayed with different font styles

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

The following example sets "Italic" as the FontStyle.

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

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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