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FontWeight Structure

Refers to the density of a typeface, in terms of the lightness or heaviness of the strokes.

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

public struct FontWeight : IFormattable
/** @attribute LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None) */ 
/** @attribute TypeConverterAttribute(System.Windows.FontWeightConverter) */ 
public final class FontWeight extends ValueType implements IFormattable
<object fontWeightProperty="fontWeightsValue"/>
 fontWeightsValue  A FontWeights value, such as "Light", "Normal", or "UltraBold". 

Weight differences are generally differentiated by an increased stroke or thickness that is associated with a given character in a typeface, as compared to a "normal" character from that same typeface.

An example of Normal and UltraBold weights for the Palatino Linotype typeface

Text displayed with different font weights

Note   Not all weights are available for all typefaces. When a weight is not available for a typeface, the closest matching weight is returned.

In the following code example, the FontWeight is set to "UltraBold".

<TextBlock FontWeight="UltraBold" FontFamily="Gil Sans MT">Hello, world</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.

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

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Supported in: 3.0

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