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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)

public struct FontStyle : IFormattable
<object fontStyleProperty="fontStylesValue"/>

XAML Values


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.

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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