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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 PaintEventArgse, 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.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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