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Font.ToString Method

Returns a human-readable string representation of this Font.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that represents this Font.

The returned string has the following format:

[Font: Name=fontName, Size=size, Units=units, GDiCharSet=gdiCharSet, GdiVerticalFont=boolean]

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 performs the following actions:

  • Creates a Font.

  • Gets a string that represents the font.

  • Displays the string in a message box.

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

    // Get a string that represents myFont. 
    string fontString = myFont.ToString();

    // Display a message box with fontString.
    MessageBox.Show(fontString);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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