Font.ToHfont Method ()


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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.

Exception Condition

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 PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler.

//Reference the GDI DeleteObject method.
       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.

           //Dispose of the hFont.


for access to unmanaged code. Related enumeration: UnmanagedCode

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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