Font.FromHdc Method (IntPtr)


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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.

Exception Condition

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.


for access to unmanaged code. Related enumeration: UnmanagedCode

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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