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Font.ToHfont Method

Returns a handle to this Font.

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

public IntPtr ToHfont()

Return Value

Type: System.IntPtr
A Windows handle to this Font.

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

The operation was unsuccessful.

When using this method, you must dispose of the resulting Hfont using the GDI DeleteObject method to ensure the resources are released.

The following code example creates a Font and then gets a handle to that Font. The example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler.


	//Reference the GDI DeleteObject method.
        [System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("GDI32.dll")]
        public static extern bool DeleteObject(IntPtr objectHandle); 

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

            // Get a handle to the Font object.
            IntPtr hFont = myFont.ToHfont();

            // Display a message box with the value of hFont.
            MessageBox.Show(hFont.ToString());

            //Dispose of the hFont.
            DeleteObject(hFont);
        }

.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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