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Font.FromHdc Method

Creates a Font from the specified Windows handle to a device context.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public static Font FromHdc(
	IntPtr hdc


Type: System.IntPtr

A handle to a device context.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Font
The Font this method creates.


The font for the specified device context is not a TrueType font.

For this method to work, the hdc parameter must contain a handle to a device context in which a font is selected. This method will not work with an hdc handle acquired from a GDI+ Graphics object because the hdc handle does not have a font selected.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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