Control.DefaultFont Property

Definition

Gets the default font of the control.

public:
 static property System::Drawing::Font ^ DefaultFont { System::Drawing::Font ^ get(); };
public static System.Drawing.Font DefaultFont { get; }
member this.DefaultFont : System.Drawing.Font
Public Shared ReadOnly Property DefaultFont As Font

Property Value

The default Font of the control. The value returned will vary depending on the user's operating system the local culture setting of their system.

Exceptions

The default font or the regional alternative fonts are not installed on the client computer.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, and DefaultForeColor members. To run the example, paste the following code in a form containing a ListBox called ListBox1. Call the Populate_ListBox method in the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

// The following method displays the default font, 
// background color and foreground color values for the ListBox  
// control. The values are displayed in the ListBox, itself.
void Populate_ListBox()
{
   ListBox1->Dock = DockStyle::Bottom;
   
   // Display the values in the read-only properties 
   // DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, DefaultForecolor.
   ListBox1->Items->Add( String::Format( "Default BackColor: {0}", ListBox::DefaultBackColor ) );
   ListBox1->Items->Add( String::Format( "Default Font: {0}", ListBox::DefaultFont ) );
   ListBox1->Items->Add( String::Format( "Default ForeColor:{0}", ListBox::DefaultForeColor ) );
}

// The following method displays the default font, 
// background color and foreground color values for the ListBox  
// control. The values are displayed in the ListBox, itself.

private void Populate_ListBox()
{
    ListBox1.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom;

    // Display the values in the read-only properties 
    // DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, DefaultForecolor.
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default BackColor: " + 
        ListBox.DefaultBackColor.ToString());
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default Font: " + 
        ListBox.DefaultFont.ToString());
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default ForeColor:" + 
        ListBox.DefaultForeColor.ToString());

}

' The following method displays the default font, 
' background color and foreground color values for the ListBox  
' control. The values are displayed in the ListBox, itself.

Private Sub Populate_ListBox()
    ListBox1.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom

    ' Display the values in the read-only properties 
    ' DefaultBackColor, DefaultFont, DefaultForecolor.
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default BackColor: " & ListBox.DefaultBackColor.ToString)
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default Font: " & ListBox.DefaultFont.ToString)
    ListBox1.Items.Add("Default ForeColor:" & ListBox.DefaultForeColor.ToString)

End Sub

Remarks

The following table describes the value returned by DefaultFont depending on the operating system and local culture.

System/and or Culture Font
Windows NT 4x, Japanese version MS UI Gothic, 9 point.
Arabic Windows Tahoma, 8 point.
Other operating system/culture MS Shell Dlg logical font, typically Microsoft San Serif 8 point.

MS Shell Dlg maps to a font set in the system registry.

If the previous fonts are not installed, the default font is Tahoma, 8 point. If Tahoma, 8 point, is not installed, DefaultFont returns the value of the GenericSansSerif property

Applies to

See also