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Font.Clone Method

Creates an exact copy of this Font.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
public Object Clone()

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The Font this method creates, cast as an Object.

Implements

ICloneable.Clone()

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code clones a Font and draws text with that font.

public void Clone_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create a Font object.
    Font myFont = new Font("Arial", 16);

    // Create a copy of myFont.
    Font cloneFont = (Font)myFont.Clone();

    // Use cloneFont to draw text to the screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawString("This is a cloned font", cloneFont,
        Brushes.Black, 0, 0);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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